On Friday morning, September 21st the Second Harvest Food Bank tractor-trailer rolled into the parking lot of Bethel Family Worship Center, located at 101 Church Street, in Lafayette, to join forces with UnitedHealthcare, who recently donated $100,000 to the organization’s mobile pantry program.
Bethel Family Worship Center has been providing food assistance to people in our area for several years now, and Second Harvest has become an important part of Bro. Billy Traughber’s attempt to prevent hunger in Macon County. “When I was informed that UnitedHealthcare had donated $100,000 to Second Harvest to provide food for people in our area,” said Bro. Taughber, “I was humbled when they chose Bethel Family Worship Center as a distribution center.”
According to UnitedHealthcare representative Terri Francescon, they are teaming up to fight hunger in Middle Tennessee through Second Harvest’s Mobile Pantry program. “We gave a $100,000 contribution to Second Harvest to help provide food for people who are struggling to put food on the table,” said Terri. “I see the poverty and hunger in this area and with this money we are able to help provide truck loads of food throughout Middle Tennessee.”
“Second Harvest of Middle Tennessee is a great organization,” Terri said, “and we enjoy working with them. There will be three more truckloads brought to Bethel Worship Center in the next nine months including October, February and April. We plan to start coming to Lafayette on a regular basis.”
“It is certainly a blessing to have UnitedHealthcare and Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee join forces to help out in our community,” said Bro. Traughber, “and three more food drops will be provided out of that $100,000 donation. “It was wonderful to see all the people that received food last Friday and the thankful expressions on the faces of 300 families. We pray all the time for God to give us food to help out around here and once again he has provided for us. I want to thank everybody for helping us out and we appreciate what Second Harvest and Unitedhealthcare is doing in Middle Tennessee.”