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Second Harvest Food Bank feeds 40 Carter County families at mobile food pantry

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ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. - About 40 families in need filled up baskets full of fresh produce and food in Carter County Monday.

The Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee partnered with the Tennessee Valley Authority and Elizabethton Electric to provide food from its mobile pantry.

The families were given at least a week's worth of meat, produce and bread. Organizers say they try to give out a lot of produce this time of year for added health benefits. "With it being this time of year all of our food from Thanksgiving and Christmas time is all depleted and so we have to try to build back-up with food drives and we are still serving about 43,000 people a month so we really depend on donations to come in to provide for our region," Community Relations spokesperson Katie Prendergast said. TVA and Elizabethton Electric employees were passing out food to the dozens of families in need.

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