Normally, the Commodity Distribution program at South Central Human Resource Agency is conducted every quarter, two counties each week completed in just about a 2 month time frame. Due to the COVID-19 virus and how it has affected our families and communities, it was decided that this quarters' distribution would be done a bit differently. Rather than two counties a week, we have covered all thirteen counties in just a little over three weeks. This change was a result of wanting to get food into each community as quickly as possible in order to help the families in each county. As we come to the end of this quarters distribution, I think we can consider it a success. It has been super busy and sometimes hectic, however, without the help and dedication of our incredible groups of volunteers and staff in each county we would not have been able to make it work and have it be the success that it was.
Perry County Commodity Distribution
Thank you to all of the volunteers and staff that came out to help us at the Perry County Commodity Distribution event. We were able to help over 150 families with non-perishable foods. We were thankful that the rain held off so that we could be there to support the families and community.
Marshall County Commodity Distribution
We had a great turn out in Lewisburg from our amazing group of volunteers and staff as well as families coming out for assistance. From our distribution point at Hopetown, we loaded up nonperishable food boxes for 180 families. We had great group of young men that included Isaiah, Kavares, LaQuinton and LA that loaded up vehicles quickly. We are also grateful to have State Representative Rick Tillis join us in helping to support the families of Marshall County.
Lincoln County Commodity Distribution
Our Commodity Distribution was a family affair in Lincoln County. Since Fayetteville is Headquarters for SCHRA we were fortunate that in addition to our great volunteers, we had a large number of staff able to come and help out too. Some of those staff members brought out some of their family members to help out as well. Everyone was kept busy as we helped to support 235 families with nonperishable food boxes.
Hickman County Commodity Distribution
The rain held off once again to allow us to get to work supporting the families in Hickman County with nonperishable food distribution. Thank you to our great volunteers and staff that made the day a success. We were visited by 133 families in Centerville and we were glad to see them.
Giles County Commodity Distribution
It may have been raining and cool but that did not stop the wonderful volunteers and staff that came out in support of the families in Giles County. We were grateful to have Giles County Mayor Melissa Greene join us in putting together bags that were loaded up into the vehicles.
SCHRA Headquarters would like to thank all of our incredible volunteers and staff for all of the hard work, in all kinds of weather, to make sure that this quarters Commodity Distribution a success. Keep an eye out on the Facebook page for the dates, time and locations for next quarters events.