MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Thousands of pounds of staple food distributed at the Alcy Ball community on Saturday mornings.
Now, Memphian is able to fill their fridge with food, thanks in part to the drive-thru distribution, led by State Representative London Lamar.
“I partnered with my friend CEO Patrick Morris of Capital Foods to hand over chicken cases to community members,” said Rep. London Lamar, (D) Memphis.
There are 300 boxes of 40 pound bags. In total, that’s 12,000 pounds of chicken, distributed.
“One of the most important things we can do, especially myself as a legislature, apart from making laws, is to provide resources to the community,” said Lamar.
The drive, held at the MAM Grizzlies Center, along Ball Street, was where Representative Lamar said they were not only working to fight hunger, but also to give hope.
“People have been unemployed, (and) there is an income gap and are just trying to pay rent. They just need to make it, “said Lamar.
Nobody was turned down, because people were driving all morning. Their vehicle was filled and before leaving with something meant to nourish body and soul.
“So all we want to do is give people a kind of relief and happiness in times of trouble,” said Lamar.
Organizers say the event is not only to help fill refrigerators, but also an opportunity to fill those who live here with information about what’s going on at the state capitol.
“Not only do I want to provide them with resources like food, but I can tell you about the laws and statutes I have passed on your behalf on highways in Nashville, Tennessee,” Lamar said.
Back here in Bluff City, efforts continue to give the family one suitcase and one load of cars at a time.