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Students lend hand for food distribution

Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 2:04 pm

Young Leaders Lend Hand

Pictured (from left) are Braiden Butler, Nikia Stewart, Ty Lewter, Andrew Howell, James Tunstill, SCHRA's Robert Whitted, Madison Butler, Clay Marsh and Kyle East.

Local students recently volunteered their time to bag commodities for the South Central Human Resource Agency Commodity Program.  

The students represented a mixture of the Chamber of Commerce Student Advisory Board and Youth Leadership Lincoln under the oversight of Doris Jennings, an advisory council member of both organizations which perform community service as a part of their membership.

Students formed an assembly line and bagged 250 bags of food in an hour. Robert Whitted of South Central Human Resource Agency expressed his appreciation for their help.

The SCHRA Commodity Program contracts with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture to distribute donated food items to households living in the 13-county area served by SCHRA. Eligible households are defined as those households following at or below 150% of the federal poverty guidelines or proof of assistance such as food stamps, SSI, etc.

If you are interested in the Commodity Program or want more information on any of SCHRA programs, call 433-7182.  For more information on the Chamber of Commerce Student Advisory Board or Youth Leadership Lincoln, call Doris Jennings at 433-1234.