Community members organize “blessing buggy”

Many folks struggle on a day to day basis in our community. A collaboration between Food City’s Store Manager Tim Collins, Grace Fellowship Church’s Debby Bailey, and Tony Tackett allows anyone to purchase non-perishable food items and donate to those in need by a “blessing buggy”. These buggies can be located at Food City on Cassidy Blvd and Shelbiana, as soon as you walk inside. Co-Pastor of Grace Fellowship Church Debby Bailey says the idea to create this unique way to donate was due to an anonymous community member who wrote on their church’s board, “never no food”. She also says that they are in need of everyday home goods such as shampoo, fabric sheets, and laundry detergent. “A lady made the comment that she had washed her children’s jeans out with shampoo, so I know that there is a real need and it is expensive,” Bailey states. Assistant Manager at Cassidy Blvd.’s Food City Jordan Bartley says it’s just a good feeling to be able to help out those less fortunate or who may be struggling every day with food. There are displays set up in these stores with recommended items and no matter how much you buy to donate, a little goes a long way in helping our struggling community members from going hungry every day.