Rural America is just a short drive from the city limits of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. In the more rural area are many needs that sometimes go unmet.
The Midland Baptist Church and the Journey of Hope across the street are filling needs that some may not know exist in Rutherford and Bedford Counties. A vast number of families walk through their doors on Midland Road in Christiana every Friday and Saturday for help with food and clothing.
The Journey of Hope provides groceries for around 500 families each week. Those families add up to 2,000 people, which include children, single moms and the elderly. Most of the recipients of food live within a 15 mile radius of the Journey of Hope.
This past Saturday, the non-profit organization operated by only volunteers, held a fundraiser. Pastor Doug Mitchell told WGNS NEWS...
Dorothy Owens who lives in Murfreesboro told us why she makes the drive to Christiana for church...
Florence Browder was born and raised in Rutherford County. Today, the 88 year old lives in Murfreesboro. Browder said that she first started coming to The Journey of Hope on Fridays and Saturdays and later added a Sunday visit to Midland Baptist Church...
The Journey of Hope is in the Christiana area and serves a large portion of both Rutherford and Bedford Counties. They giveaway thousands of pounds of food every single week.
Pastor Doug Mitchell spoke to WGNS' Scott Walker (3 MIN and 16 SEC):
Florence Browder and her daughter Dorothy Owens interview (5 MIN and 17 SEC):
Address of The Journey of Hope:
3109 Midland Fosterville Road (Off of 231 South)
Bell Buckle, TN 37020
Phone: (615) 233-5424