On Friday and Saturday, October 6 and 7, fifty neighbors from across Sharps Chapel, TN worked together on a Second Harvest Food Distribution held in the Sharps Chapel Elementary School. Over 13,000 pounds of food with a retail value of almost $23,000 were distributed to 135 families in need. The food was donated by the TVA.
Some of the volunteers were children, others were adults of all ages. Some came from families who have lived in the Chapel for 100 plus years; others were people who only recently moved here. Some were from Chapel of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church who sponsored the event; others were from Oak Grove Baptist Church along with several other churches. Instrumental to the success of the food distribution were Eileen and Dudley Cunningham who have years of experience in organizing such helping events.
“It was wonderful to work alongside so many neighbors from across the Chapel,” said Pastor Paul Kritsch of Chapel of the Good Shepherd. “We were privileged to be a part of sharing Christ’s love and found ourselves growing in faith as a result. As Martin Luther wrote, ‘God doesn’t need our good works, our neighbor does.’”