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Limestone County Churches Involved offering food and general assistance this Saturday for 'Day of Caring'

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 201a North Jefferson Street in Athens.

LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. — Limestone County Churches Involved is hosting its Day of Caring on Saturday, April 24, in which they will provide food and general financial assistance to community members in need.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 201a North Jefferson Street in Athens.

Additionally, residents will be offered a free COVID-19 test onsite.

The flyer for the event reads as follows:

"Food will be available for qualified families and individuals. General financial assistance will be available on an emergency basis for qualified families and individuals to help pay utilities, rent and a few other needs. Applicants must reside in Limestone County and provide a photo ID. Utilities assistance requires a current print out from Athens Utilities or Limestone County Sewer and Water Authority. Rental assistance; the applicant must provide Landlord or Property Management contact information as well as the total and current rent due. LCCI is restricted from paying late fees or deposits. LCCI will partner with Alabama Health Education Center to provide a free COVID-19 test onsite. No payment! No Insurance required! It is self-administered by the client. The only requirement will be a name and contact information to notify the recipient of the results within 48 hours of the test."

For more information, check the LCCI Facebook page or contact Director Rev. Thom Porter at 256-262-0671.

Need additional food assistance?

Toyota Field is hosting a grocery giveaway on Saturday, April 24, starting at 9 a.m.

The giveaway will be held at Toyota Field, located at 500 Trash Panda Way. More than 40,000 pounds of food, donated by Taylor Farms, will be distributed.

Volunteers are asked to arrive by 8 a.m. The event is sponsored by Refuge Church, the Rocket City Trash Pandas, Janson, OneGenAway, Way FM, New Life Chapel, Four Corners Church, Madison Assembly and Madison City Schools.