Members of one church in Blount County are preparing for a food giveaway this weekend by growing produce in a vacant lot behind their church.
Broadway Baptist Church in Maryville started this garden three years ago with a vision to feed the hungry in Blount County. They grow corn, beans, tomatoes, squash, okra, and peppers.
They also get produce from other local growers and grocery stores.
"We started when we saw a need in the community, a physical need of course for those who were needing food. We thought we would expand that into building relationships so we could get into maybe meeting their spiritual needs. So it's an outreach of the church," said member Marion McPherson.
Members will start giving food away at nine on Saturday morning until the produce is gone.
They will also be giving away food the remaining Saturdays in July.