Knoxville church works to stop hunger, feeds thousands across the world

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The Middlebrook United Methodist Church packed thousands of meals on Friday. It teamed up with Rise Against Hunger, an organization that distributes the food.

Packages can go as far as Africa.

Members said this was a positive project to keep them busy on Good Friday.

"It helps us show the love of God to them as they eat and maybe they could even come to experience what it is to be loved by God and feel that presence by God," Pastor Jacob Reedy said.

The church also held a Good Friday service that was open to the public.