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"We're giving away bred, vegetables, tea and coffee or whatever we have in the warehouse," says Bridge Street Ministries' Earl Galloway.
For 9 years, Bridge Ministries has been feeding Nashville's working poor and homeless under the Jefferson Street Bridge. When there is food left over, they hit the streets, delivering what's left FREE of charge to families in North Nashville.
"Sweet potatoes, potatoes, we fix and go to my sisters, anybody who comes by," says resident Ann Brown.
"We stopped by a house the other day and the lady had 6 children," says Galloway. "All she had was a pack of hamburger meat. She had no idea where she was going to get the food, and we just showed up and the children came and were hugging us. It wasn't over a toy, it was over food. It was very exciting, fulfilling."
For families on 16th Avenue, it's an unexpected delivery just in time for Thanksgiving.
"My wife and I, she's 70 and I'm 65 and we try to make it," says resident Robert Williams. "Our hospital bills cost more, but we appreciate this. We're very thankful."
For food many of us take for granted.
"Since the economic downturn you've seen a rise in people who are just hungry," says Galloway.
Bridge Street Ministries feeds between 500-700 people every Tuesday night under the Jefferson Street Bridge. To learn more about the organization and how you can help, click the FOX LINKS section at Fox17.com.
Thursday, November 22 2012, 02:59 AM CST
2 appellate court judges are stepping down
May 24, 2013 21:29 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Two Tennessee appellate court judges have notified Gov. Bill Haslam that they will not run for another term on the bench in the August 2014 retention election.
Patricia J. Cottrell, a judge on the Court of Appeals, and Joseph M. Tipton, who sits on the Court of Criminal Appeals bench, will both leave after September of next year.
The announcements come after the state legislature left Tennessee without a way to replace judges who step down or die when a commission expires at the end of next month.
Members of the soon-to-be-defunct Judicial Nominating Commission will make recommendations for replacements to give to Haslam before the panel expires. Haslam will appoint the replacements from those recommendations.
US durable goods orders rise 3.3 percent in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in April, buoyed by more demand for military and civilian aircraft and an increase in business investment.
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