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(Memphis) Convoy of Hope, a faith-based charity, will be giving out $1 million worth of food and services on Saturday at the Mid-South Fairgrounds, as the temperatures climb well over three digits.

The event will be held from 10a.m. to 2p.m., and thousands are expected to be there and take advantage of free groceries, lunch, haircuts, dental exams, clothes, and entertainment. There will also be a job fair.

More than 1,500 volunteers from more than 80 churches, companies and organizations will volunteer.

Darwin Boston, the national outreach director for Convoy of Hope, explains that the founder of the group lost his parents at an early age and received tremendous help from his community. He decided to give back.

Boston said, “Literally got a pickup truck, with some friends – they live in California – and went to a needy part of the city, and just screamed out, ‘free…

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