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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
Miss. chooses new firm to run Woodville prison
May 18, 2013 20:50 GMT
WOODVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi officials have picked a new company to run the Wilkinson County Correctional Facility.
Utah-based Management and Training Corp. announced Friday that the Mississippi Department of Corrections has chosen it to run the 1,000-bed prison starting July 1, the Natchez Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/10MvOGv).
Corrections Corporation of America, based in Nashville, Tenn., had run the prison since 1998. MTC says it will keep "the vast majority" of employees.
MTC will get a five-year contract to run the prison with two one-year options. Last year, officials chose MTC to take over East Mississippi Correctional Facility, the Walnut Grove Correctional Facility and the Marshall County Correctional Facility from the GEO Group. MTC won 10-year contracts for each.
CCA still runs the Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility and the Adams County Correctional Center in Mississippi.
Information from: The Natchez Democrat, http://www.natchezdemocrat.com/
Gauge of US economy's future health up in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A measure of the U.S. economy's future health rose in solidly in April, buoyed by a sharp rise in applications to build new homes and apartments.
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