Frontline worker gives back to South Memphis community

WATCH: Frontline worker gives back to South Memphis community

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — One frontline worker is helping people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

It’s through her non-profit organizations called I Live 2 Give.

Wednesday, she gave out dozens of free meals to the community.

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What may seem like a simple gesture is something that the founder of I Live 2 Give said makes a huge impact on the community. Tamara Strickland told FOX13 she hopes to continue to help the community one free lunch at a time.

Strickland is a nursing assistant who has seen firsthand the impacts of COVID-19 in the community.

“Everybody right now is going through this crisis,” she said.

That’s why her non-profit I Live 2 Give stepped in to help give free food to people in South Memphis.

“It caught me by surprise. I didn’t even know. I didn’t even know,” said South Memphis resident Anthony Wilson.

“We can’t really do anything, so it’s a good thing they’re helping other people out here,” said Noah Wilson.

“It means somebody actually cares and is helping the community out,” Eric Tate told FOX13.

One by one they came to pick up a meal.

Strickland said she gave out more than 50 meals to those in need and said the plan is to give even more soon.

“It’s great engagement, and the smiles, they just make my heart smile,” she said.

Strickland told FOX13 that if the pandemic is over by the summer, she’s planning to also do something for the local children so they can come together, be active, and enjoy their summer.

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