Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

By Katelin Carroll
Staff Reporter 

The help yourself shelf at Paw Paw's Porch

Series: COVID-19 | Story 3

April 16, 2020

Tommy Wherry with the food shelf that emptied in less than a week's time.

Hohenwald helping Hohenwald is a current theme in our small town, especially when times get tough.

Paw Paw's Porch has stepped in since the end of March to provide nonperishable food items for those who may not have enough to go around.

Tommy and Andolyn Wherry, owners of Paw Paw's Porch, were talking about their 7 year old being happy that COVID-19 had gotten him out of school.

They thought about the children who were maybe not as happy soon after.

That is when they got the idea for the "help yourself shelf," where food could be available for anyone who needed it.

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