Dealership supports Joseph’s Storehouse with tractor-trailer-sized food donation

Staff Reports • Updated Jan 22, 2014 at 9:57 AM

Joseph’s Storehouse Food Ministry Founder Bob Evans expressed his appreciation to Tony Bates Ford in Lebanon for helping to bring in a semi-tractor trailer full of food, which arrived just in time for the January giveaway. 

“Bates Ford has consistently been one of our faithful financial supporters, and this donation will really help to feed a lot of hungry people in Wilson County,” Evans said. “The winter months are very hard for our senior citizens and others who are on fixed incomes due to the high cost of utility bills. Many of them must decide whether they will be able to heat their homes or buy groceries. Our ministry is greatly blessed because there is a tremendous amount of donated food available to us but we must pay the freight to bring it to us. We can have a whole semi-tractor truckload of food delivered for just $1,900. If 19 people would each give $100 or if 38 people would each give $50, it makes it possible for us get another truckload.”

Donations can be mailed to Joseph’s Storehouse Food Ministry at 1960 S.E. Tater Peeler Road, Lebanon, TN 37090.

Evans invites hungry families in Wilson County to come for the food giveaway either Thursday for the disabled (with a doctor’s note) or Saturday for the general public. The hours are from 8:30-11:30 a.m. both days.

New applicants are required to present two forms of identification, and one must have a picture, such as a driver’s license. Proof of a Wilson County address, such as an electric bill or water bill, and proof of their total household income, such as a pay stub or bank statement, are also required.

Volunteers are also needed and encouraged to help. Volunteers should arrive between 8-8:15 a.m. If groups of more than six plan to attend, they must call the office at 615-453-5777 or register online in order to participate so that everyone will have something to do. For more information, a map and directions, visit the ministry’s website at joestorehouse.com.

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