‘Feed Families’ concert set

Josh Ogle

Josh Ogle will emcee the event.

Everyone is invited to Provision Port’s 2013 Southern Gospel concert fundraiser, “Feed Our Families” concert, on Friday, June 14, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Ninth Grade Academy.

Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.

This year’s concert will feature southern gospel at its finest. Entertainers include HeavenSong (formerly The Joymen Qt.), AlversonBoyd Trio, Kingsland Quartet and Kent Smith and The Good News Boys Bluegrass.

Josh Ogle is the guest emcee for the event.

“He is a regular in the Fabulous Fifties Show and recently performed on the Today Show,” said Danny Pigg, Provision Port board president.

“Special thanks to these groups for donating their time and talents to help us help our friends, families, and neighbors. You don’t want to miss this concert. Not only will you enjoy the best in gospel music, you’ll be supporting a wonderful cause,” Pigg stated. 

Hunger is a growing problem, not limited to large cities and third world countries.

“We have citizens here in Lincoln County going to bed hungry on a regular basis,” said Pigg.

Provision Port helps to feed those in need and on an as-needed basis, as well as a regularly scheduled third Saturday distributions to serve mass groups.

“We currently help hundreds of people each month with much needed food items that they might otherwise be without. In 2011, our volunteers distributed over five tons of food. Then, in 2012, that number grew by a full ton to over six tons distributed to our local citizens,” said Pigg.

Provision Port is a local non-profit food assistance program and does not receive government funding. It operates from food and cash donations from local groups such as schools, churches, civic groups and individuals. Money received is used to purchase food items that are not in supply.

“Our pantry is currently low on food because of a heavy winter caseload. We are looking for a group or groups to help by sponsoring a food drive to make sure Provision Port has enough food to distribute to our families in need.”

Provision Port’s board members and local volunteers donate their time to operate the organization. No salaries are paid.

“To serve so many families, huge efforts have to be made to assure food will be available when needed. We wish to thank all those who have supported Provision Port in the past and advance thanks to those who will support our future efforts. Please join us in the fight against hunger here at home,” Pigg said.

For food assistance, to schedule a speaker or other details on how you might join in the fight against hunger, contact Provision Port Director Jim Lauria at 931-339-7643 provisionport@gmail.com or Danny Pigg at 931-993-7937 or dannypigg@yahoo.com.

Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 12:18 pm