Local program expands its free lunch program

KINGSPORT, Tenn. - More free meals are being offered for those in need, at least for now.

The group Hunger First, which is located off Center Street in Kingsport, is expanding its afternoon lunch program.

It will now offer meals five days a week, instead of three.

That is, until the donations run out.

The executive director is encouraging people to contribute, and also get involved with the organization.

"Meet our volunteers, you know, know that we are trying to help with the community, you know, volunteer yourself, get involved, help your fellow man out, said Hunger First's executive director Michael Gillis.

Hunger First closed back in January after the sudden death of its founder Cindy Risk.

Those operating the facility now say Cindy would be proud they are working to feed more people.

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