Hunger to help: Church shares bounty with those in need

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Amber Hockman had never seen anything like it: Cans, boxes and bags of food piled high on tables spread throughout a gym, all of it free.

The Franklin resident had never been to the annual Thanksgiving food giveaway at SS. Francis and Clare Catholic Church in the Center Grove area; but after her husband, Brandon Hockman, lost his job this year, the couple knew they could use all the help they could get.

After about 45 minutes, the couple had filled two sacks and a cooler with enough food for a few days’ meals.

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