With Williamson County Schools closed this week for spring break and Gov. Bill Lee urging schools to close until the end of March, local nonprofits are working to provide food for students and families throughout the county that previously relied on meals from the school system.
Social workers with WCS compiled a list of a few nonprofits in the county that are providing relief for families dealing with hunger and food shortages.
Graceworks Ministries Inc.
Graceworks, located at 104 Southeast Parkway, Ste. 100, Franklin, provides food for families in Williamson County using a variety of methods, including mobile food pantries, food carts and student fuel bags.
The organization is requesting non-perishable boxed and canned food donations, personal hygiene donations, baby supplies and monetary donations on its website.
For more information on how to donate, volunteer or receive support, call the organization at 615-794-9055
One Generation Away provides food for families in Middle Tennessee struggling with hunger with the goal of eliminating food deserts in America.
Along with mobile food pantries, One Generation Away provides emergency food boxes to children and teens who rely on schools for breakfast and lunch five days a week.
The organization accepts monetary donations on their website and gathers food donations from local restaurants and grocery stores to distribute throughout the area.
The next food-drop off event in Williamson County will take place on April 4 at Johnson Elementary School located at 815 Glass Lane, Franklin, from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
The Well Outreach, located at 5226 Main St., Spring Hill, provides food assistance for families in Spring Hill, Thompson’s Station, Sante Fe, Columbia and College Grove.
The organization provides food through their food pantries at its main building from Tuesday to Saturday, mobile food pantries and food bags for students throughout the county with participating schools through its JetPack and Snack Stash programs.
Those wishing to receive assistance from The Well Outreach are encouraged to bring a photo I.D. or piece of mail verifying their address, though the organization will provide help for those outside its service area.
The Pantry is an outreach program through the Spring Meadows Church of Christ in Spring Hill that provides food to families in need located in ZIP Codes 37046, 37179 and 37174.
The Pantry accepts donations of non-perishable food items, baby items and household supplies along with monetary donations. The organization also welcomes volunteers to help distribute food on the third Monday of each month from 9-11 a.m. and the third Wednesday from 5-6 p.m.
Food and supply distributions take place at the church located at 2985 Duplex Road, Spring Hill, on the third Monday and Wednesday of each month. Those seeking assistance from The Pantry are required to bring a photo I.D. or piece of mail verifying their address. For more information, visit their website or call 559-759-7371.