With hours being cut, businesses closing, more and more residents are finding themselves in need. This situation is totally new to the majority of those who call Tennessee home.
Free food distributions in Rutherford County continue with the next large scale one being held this coming Saturday at Northfield Elementary School. The event will be from 9:30AM to 11:30AM.
In Tennessee, if the head of a household is bringing in $39,000 annually and is married with two children, their weekly take home pay after taxes rings in at $657.05 or $2,628.20 monthly. After one mortgage payment of $950, it drops down to $1,678.20 followed by a single car payment of $300 it equals $1,378.20. If you are the only one working and you add into the mix utilities and insurance for your home and auto, you only have $978.20 left each month. This is the scenario many residents are facing. With one week off of work and a skipped paycheck (if your work is paid hourly), the amount falls down to only $321.15 remaining in your bank account. If you have two weeks without work and without pay, your account is suddenly in the negative with no money for food.
Things in life are happening at an accelerated pace during the COVID-19 crisis and few have ever planned to be without work or without a paycheck, especially if they worked for a major corporation and thought they had security in their job. In other words, few have planned for a scenario that would leave them penny-less within a one to two week period.
At this Saturday's event (March 28, 2020), a full grocery cart of food will be handed out to those in need on a first come - first serve basis. Reports indicate no questions will be asked and the event is simply for those who are truly in need of food.
Saturday, March 28 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Northfield Elementary School?
FREE GROCERY CART FULL
First Come, First Served
No Questions Asked