homeless barbecue

A local group of citizens that came together in March to help Nashville residents recover from tornado damage is now organizing a free barbecue to feed Hopkinsville’s homeless population.

The grassroots group We Are One will host the barbecue from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday in Peach Park. There will be food, drinks and music for free.

Event organizer and Hopkinsville resident Tesha Haskins-Radford is asking the community to donate food and their time to help feed the crowd.

“We’re asking for donations of hot dogs, hamburgers, baked beans, water, soda, Debbie snack cakes,” she said. “We also plan to give them to-go bags of the travel-size sanitation packs.”

Anyone who would like to donate can drop items off at Big Fellaz restaurant on Ninth Street in downtown Hopkinsville or call Radford at 270-305-1127.

Radford said We Are One is a group of about eight or nine local individuals who traveled to Nashville earlier this year to give our non-perishables to residents who were affected by the tornado.

“We wanted to do an event in Hopkinsville in August, but with COVID-19, we weren’t able to get anything together,” she said. “We decided that we’ve seen so many of the homeless people in Peace Park and on the side of Y’alls (Marathon) gas station, so we thought that a meal would be good to give back to them.”

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