2nd Harvest to deliver here June 19

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The plight of a Lewisburg on the edge of homelessness last winter has prompted a response and food from Second Harvest is to be delivered here on June 19, according to a local businesswoman.

A Lewisburg woman, who prefers to remain anonymous, recently called Millie Miller, proprietor of the Celebration Inn, saying she wanted to know if there was something she could do to help people in need, Miller said Tuesday.

A result of their conversation about the mother of two children who's now living in a Lewisburg Public Housing unit is the Second Harvest delivery within 10 days. The anonymous donor read about the public housing resident in the Marshall County Tribune.

Miller took her story to the Lewisburg City Council meeting Tuesday night - speaking during the public comment period. It's an open forum near the end of the Council's regular monthly meetings.

"I just really want them to know that some private individuals have got a handle on it and that this woman wanted to help in this way," Miller said.

Speaking of the woman who called her, Miller said, "She wants to stay completely anonymous and so after we talked for a while, she decided that she'd like to sponsor a food truck from Second Harvest in Nashville so shipments could be delivered in Lewisburg."

The food is to arrive on Saturday, June 19, at Borden Storage, the mini storage warehouse operated by Vicki Cain in one of the old Borden Dairy buildings.

Because some of the food is perishable, it will have to be picked up that day," Miller said. Former Lewisburg City Councilwoman Betsy Shelton, a founder of Care Kitchen at the First United Methodist Church, is coordinating the response for the free food coming to Lewisburg.

The next delivery will be on a date in July to be announced.