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Hunger First asking for ‘off the street’ donations

Nick Shepherd • Oct 3, 2013 at 9:26 AM

KINGSPORT — One local organization is asking the community for donations to help feed and clothe low-income families in the area.

Hunger First is a free store offering food and clothing to low-income, no-income and homeless people living in Kingsport and the surrounding areas. It is located on the corner of Center and Myrtle streets.

Cindy Risk, director of Hunger First, is asking for donations of any kind.

“We’ve had fundraisers in the past,” she said. “Some worked and some didn’t. What we’re asking for right now is people off the street to donate.”

Hunger First is asking for canned foods, clothing and anything that can be spared. They have two freezers and are capable of accepting some frozen foods.

Items they are badly in need of include men’s clothing and clothing in boys and teens sizes. The organization also needs hygiene products.

Read more in Thursday’s print edition of the Times-News or in the expanded electronic edition.

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