The Coffee County Food Pantry brought food to many community members


The team of volunteers gathered together in front of the Second Harvest truck before the day began.

Shelby Watkins, Editor-in-Chief

On Friday, April 9, Coffee County School Systems held a food pantry to feed families in the community who have need.

The event was held in the back parking lot of First Baptist in Manchester, Tenn.

Second Harvest Food Bank, the supplier of the event, brought an overabundance of food for all those who were able to come. 

Community members rallied together to make this event happen including CCCHS student government, many local police officers, city school administration, county school administration, and more.

All morning, the volunteers set up to make sure the drive-through, COVID-19 safe event worked efficiently and effectively. Cars drove through the lot and were loaded up with produce, drinks, and other food to have for free as long as it would last.

Livy Rayfield, a student government member, had a good time learning and serving others at the event. She stated, “The latest food pantry went really well. We were so excited that we could give food to so many people!”

The next food pantry will likely be scheduled for the fall of 2021.