TN politicians, bureaucrats pack 50,000 meals for food banks

Members from all three state branches of Tennessee state government packed 50,000 meals in 90 minutes for state food banks on Wednesday, reports WTVF-TV.

It was all part of the General Assembly Nutrition Caucus’s “Campaign Against Hunger” which restocks food banks after the holiday season nearly wipes them out.

“You know, food insecurity, let’s call it what it is, hunger, is a problem in Tennessee just like every state, and it’s really unacceptable to us so we do what we can to help alleviate that. We provide funding each year for several food banks statewide but this gives some extra oompf,” said Senator Mark Norris.

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