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And worse, more than 1,000 residents are in danger of going without enough food over the next few months.
It has been a tough period for the food bank. The number of residents in need of food has increased by about 13 percent with donations down by 80 percent, said James Gill, pastor of Liberty Baptist Church and director of the organization.
Aside from food, the organization also needs monetary donations to purchase items from the Second Harvest Food Bank in Nashville. Gill said there are several food items, such as peanut butter, jelly, tuna, pasta and sauce, pancake mix and syrup, that have become too expensive to purchase, even at Second Harvest.
The Sumner County Food Bank gives food boxes to around 1,200 residents each year. Their food giveaway is on the third Tuesday of every month.
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Prince Edward presents Edinburgh's awards in Tenn.
May 23, 2013 22:00 GMT
By ERIK SCHELZIG Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Queen Elizabeth's youngest son, Prince Edward, is visiting Tennessee to promote one of the British royal family's charities, the Duke of Edinburgh's awards.
The prince presided over an awards ceremony at the governor's mansion in Nashville on Thursday for the first batch of young Tennesseans to participate in the leadership and character program.
About 80 youths received the award by participating in community service, skills development, physical fitness and adventurous journeys through the Boy Scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs, LEAD Academy, Montgomery Bell Academy or the Miss Tennessee Scholarship Organization.
Following the event, Gov. Bill Haslam and first lady Crissy Haslam invited the awardees and their families to tea inside the governor's residence. Later on Thursday, the prince was scheduled to headline a black-tie gala at Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville.
Bernanke signals Fed to maintain stimulus efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
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