National Association Of Letter Carrier's Postal Food Drive 2019
Fill a Bag – Help Feed Families
On Saturday May 11 the Tullahoma letter carriers participated in the National Association of Letter Carriers 27th annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive. I am very happy to report that this food drive was a big success! Approximately 177 postal totes of food was collected this year, which equals approximately 6,018 pounds!
All food collected during this food drive was distributed to four local ministries, The Attic Outlet, First Christian Church, Good Samaritan of Tullahoma, and Wesley Heights Methodist Church. This food helped feed those in need in the Tullahoma community. The success of this event means so much to the ministries, and especially to those we serve!
Good Samaritan of Tullahoma is extremely grateful, and would like to express our appreciation to all who were involved in supporting this years very important event:
Tullahoma News, Peahead Productions, Lighttube, and WDUC 93.9 the Duck Radio for getting the word out to the public!
First Presbyterian Church of Tullahoma for supplying the use of their gym as the drop off location/sorting area, and supplying many volunteers.
First Christian Church, our partner in this food drive, and supplying volunteers to sort collected food.
Good Samaritan Food Pantry volunteers who sorted and boxed food.
Tullahoma Fire Department – Engine Company One: Captain Jeff Smith, Lt. Rocky Rhoton, Engineer Daniel Trail, Engineer Amber Steele; and Engine Company Two: Lt. Randy Bean, Engineer Wade Evans, Firefighter Cody Luttrell, Firefighter Gage Morrison. They sorted and boxed food.
Tullahoma residents who donated much needed food.
Tullahoma Post Office – Missy McCann and all the letter carriers at the post office. They worked hard, day in and day out, but especially hard with this food drive, because they care! Together, they made this mission a success, by placing flyers and plastic donation bags in Tullahoma mailboxes. Then on collection day, they retrieved all the bags of donated food. What a job!
Thank you all for supporting this food drive and helping us we help those in need.
Blessings to you,
Cindy Kinney, Director
Good Samaritan of Tullahoma
Another Day of Hope - 2019
Good Samaritan of Tullahoma in conjunction with The One Day of Hope Board of Coffee County, and Coordinating Churches and Agencies across Coffee County held its second annual “Another Day of Hope.”
On Saturday, April 13th 2019, the gym doors at First Presbyterian Church of Tullahoma were open to all who were in need in our area. The event was from 10:00 am till 1:00 pm.
Each Year around Easter, we seek together to minister to those in our town, county and local area by providing access to free clothing and a lunch, a chance to speak with medical professionals and share a prayer request, to take home some groceries, just to name a few of the things we provided during “Another Day of Hope.”
Tullahoma Lion’s Club – vision screening
United Way – books
Contact Lifeline and Family Counseling Center
Partners for Healing – health screening
Metro Industrial Staffing – employment counseling
Legal Aid Society
Good Samaritan of Tullahoma – free clothes and dignity items,
Highland Hills Church of Christ – pray request table and children’s activity table,
Russell Barnett Ford
Unfortunately this year we had to cancel Another Day of Hope due to the COVID - 19 Pandemic. We are working with local agencies and hope to bring Another Day of Hope in 2021.
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Cindy Kinney, Executive Director
Good Samaritan of Tullahoma
A meal to share is a simple but sweet gesture that many of us take for granted. We often forget about the thousands of people around the country who struggle to put food on the table. Thankfully, helping is easy when we work together.
Our Food for Sharing program gives you the chance to donate food to help the hungry. You can choose one of three donation amounts, and we’ll donate the food in that bundle to local food banks. More than $86 million in food has been donated since 2009 to help alleviate hunger in our communities.
We arrange for multiple food banks, pantries, and nonprofit organizations to receive the food to distribute to people in need. We also work with these nonprofit partners to eliminate waste in the donation process. None of this would be possible without your help. So let’s keep doing good together.
Since the opening of Publix Grocery Store in 2018, The Good Samaritan of Tullahoma has been the recipient of the Food For Sharing Program. (2019, 2020).
Our Ministry is grateful to be selected as the local non-profit partner to receive an abundance of food to serve our neighbors in need in the Tullahoma community.