Helping flood victims

Helping flood victims

CHURCH HILL — The Food Lion store in Church Hill recently responded to flooding in in the area by providing food supplies and bottled water to the Emergency Services food pantry serving the upper end of Hawkins County. Due to flooding, many county residents have been affected by either power outages or wells contaminated with surface water. Several areas of the county are affected, including the communities to St. Clair, Bulls Gap and Carters Valley. Food Lion provided a pallet of water and a pallet of ready to eat foods that do not have to be heated, including cans of Vienna sausage, Spam®, Beanie Weenies® and Beef Ravioli®. Lynn Parker, Church Hill Coordinator for the food pantry, stated, “this generous donation will be passed to residents of Hawkins County”. The donation included 2,265 pounds of water and 558 pounds of food valued at $1,000. Both Emergency Services food pantry, located in the Church Hill Shopping Center, and Of One Accord’s food pantry located in the Shepherd’s Center in Rogersville, are open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. — 1 p.m., for area residents that need help, especially due to recent flooding. Area residents that have been affected shouldn’t hesitate to seek help through one of these food sources, OOA Director Sheldon Livesay said. Pictured: David Derrick, Food Lion’s Church Hill store manager, and Rodney Lane, representing Of One Accord Ministry.