Chris Nielson of State Farm helping feed the hungry

State Farm insurance agent Chris Nielsen recently announced his office, located at 5332 Main Street in Spring Hill, will be hosting a food drive for The Well, a local food pantry that serves the Spring Hill community.

The food drive will take place from April 15 to May 31.

 “We would love to see our office overflowing with canned goods to provide food for those in need all summer long,” Nielsen said. “Donating food helps ensure people that are hungry do not go without, while simultaneously helping The Well fulfill its mission.”

The Well began as a food pantry in a local church with the goal of showing God’s love by giving food to those in need. It is supported by a generous community of numerous individuals, churches, civic organizations and businesses that contribute on a regular basis to ensure that no household in Spring Hill, Thompson's Station and Columbia is without food assistance when needed.

“This is an outstanding humanitarian organization who last year alone distributed over 60,000 pounds of food to those who needed assistance,” Nielsen said. “We will have collection bins in our office and hope to see them overflowing with food by the end of May.

"What they are needing most right now are things like pancake mix and syrup, bagged beans, boxed potatoes, stuffing, Hamburger Helper, grits, muffin mix and salad dressings.”

The food drive is the latest community event in which Nielsen and his agency have been participating. Last month, his office hosted a shoe drive for the Soles4Souls organization, and collected more than 1,180 pairs of shoes for people in need. During the Christmas season, he also hosted a Toys for Tots program that collected more than 500 toys that went to local children in need.

Nielsen has been providing auto, home and life insurance, as well as long-term care and financial services, to Spring Hill and the surrounding communities for a decade. To find out more about his agency and services they provide, please call (931) 486-1600.

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