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Volunteers spend weekend giving food to families in need

One Generation Away partnered with several local churches to give out 300 food bags.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A group of local churches and organizations including the Huntsville City Schools System gave away three hundred food bags to families in need at Milton Frank Stadium on November 13. 

The volunteers gave away turkeys for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, fresh fruit and non-perishable items. 

The pastor at Refuge Church, Jason Parks, says meeting the community was the best part. "This has been so heartwarming," Parks said. "It's been so incredible to see three hundred families come through, over eleven hundred people get food today." 

One Generation Away has been hosting events across the Tennessee Valley since March 2020 to help the community fight hunger during the pandemic. 

"Seeing them beaming with joy, it's worth it," Alabama Area Manager of One Generation Away, Daelyn Houser, said. "I know we're not going to end the need, but at least we can have an impact on it, and if it means someone is going home tonight knowing that they're going to have food on the table. It's all worth it."

Houser said when she arrived at 6:30 a.m. there was already a line of forty cars outside of the gates at Milton Frank Stadium. 

If you missed this event, there will be another one next month on Saturday, December 11 at Milton Frank Stadium at 9 a.m. 

To stay involved, follow OneGenAway on Facebook.

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