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St. Francis Spring Craft Show in Dover Tennessee April 5th, 2014


Hosted by the St. Francis Ladies Club

St. Francis of AssisiDover, TN – Come join the St. Francis Ladies club of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Dover, TN for a day of fun on April 5th, 2014 from 9:30am-2:00pm!

There will be more than 30 crafters, artists, and home businesses with a huge assortment of products. There is no cost to come shop and if you bring a non-perishable food item or toiletry item for our local food bank you will be eligible to win a door prize from one of our awesome vendors!

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Dover, TN

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Dover, TN

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LBL Initiates Food Drive as Part of “Feds Feed Families” Summer Program


Land Between the LakesGolden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes NRA will be participating in a nationwide food drive through August. The overall goal is to collect 2 million pounds of food nationwide. U.S. Department of Agriculture agencies are trying to collect 500,000 pounds at their sites and offices. 

LBL will have collection boxes available at campgrounds, facilities, and administrative offices. If you are coming to recreate at LBL this summer, drop off a can of food at North or South Welcome Station, Golden Pond Visitor Center, Piney, Wranglers, Energy Lake, or Hillman Ferry Campground. Donations will go to help families make it through this summer, a period when local food banks are typically pretty low on donations. «Read the rest of this article»

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Recovery Act Funds to Aid Area Food Banks


Logo of TN Dept. of AgricultureNashville – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture today announced the allocation of more than $572,000 to help five area food banks with the cost of providing food to the needy. The funds were provided through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

“Food banks can be a real a lifeline to some of our state’s most vulnerable citizens,” said Governor Phil Bredesen. “These Recovery Act funds will help put food on the table for Tennesseans in need.”

“At a time when more and more people are turning to food banks for help, I am pleased that Second Harvest Nashville will receive these funds to help continue providing necessary services to our community,” said U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper of Nashville. «Read the rest of this article»

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