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Salem United Methodist Church

R ockvale, TN

Every month on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday, GROW and Salem charge volunteers take approximately 100 - 150 evening meals into the community.
These meals are given to the homeless, and home displaced families, who live by the Regal Inn Motel in Murfreesboro.
A local business man lets us use the employee covered picnic area to handout the meals and any donated items.
Frequently we are given hygiene items purchased thru "couponing" (by one of Salem's members) to share with those we serve.
Often church members also give clothes, coats, shoes, toys, canned goods, and other items to share with those we meet.

We have volunteers who purchase food and supplies, cook, pack the meals and deliver the meals.
All are welcome to participate at any stage. Contact any GROW member or pastor Bob if you would like to become involved.

Most of the food is cooked at home and brought into Farris Chapel Fellowship Hall at 5:00 pm on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday night.
There is one volunteer who also cooks part of the vegetables at the church and prepares the space for packing the meals.
Volunteers arrive and the meals are packed and boxed.
The meals are then loaded into vehicles and arrive at the picnic area at 6:00 pm.

Another group meets at the picnic area at 5:30 pm and spends time in fellowship, visiting and sharing joys and concerns
with those who came for food.

Each part of the Community Feeding Program begins with prayer and thanks for using our membership to participate
in taking God's Love into the local community.

This mission project is made possible by donations and the monthly communion rail offerings
from each Charge church (Salem, Old Leb, and Farris Chapel).

The current chair of the Salem Mission program is:
Beryl Pixley
(615) 907-8975