JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Many people in the Tri-Cities, and around the globe, have lost their sources of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A collaboration of community entities teamed up to feed 300 families at Cardinal Park on Saturday.
Second Harvest food bank, Good Samaritan, ETSU dining, the Johnson City Cardinals, Pepsi, and Calvary Church got together to create a food donation called “Community Unity.”
“Were on equal playing ground today just to be one to serve in the context of community unity, that’s what it’s all about,” said Aaron T. Murphy, CEO of Good Samaritan Ministries. “We are glad to see this kind of response here in upper east Tennessee, to see a need, and that need being met by loving people.”
Organizers said they hoped to promote a message of hope and love for those affected by the pandemic.
“We’re just so thankful. It’s been majorly impactful and you watch people, they just start to cry,” said Executive Pastor of Calvary Church Rebecca Davis. “They’ll pull up, just the overwhelmingness of how much food is going into their cars, it’s just overwhelming for them. So it’s been phenomenal”
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