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Fuel for the soul — and car

Chris Cook gets a free $25 food card and a hug from volunteer Lannette Burke during the sixth annual "Fuel for the Soul Plus" event that began at noon Friday at the New Beginnings Community Church on Stillwell Road in Mint Hill. The church give away $25 gas cards and $25 grocery cards. The first 150 drivers got one of the cards. The church said there will also be a drawing for a $500 grocery card. The event has become so popular that some people line up as early as 6 a.m. to get a free card.
Chris Cook gets a free $25 food card and a hug from volunteer Lannette Burke during the sixth annual "Fuel for the Soul Plus" event that began at noon Friday at the New Beginnings Community Church on Stillwell Road in Mint Hill. The church give away $25 gas cards and $25 grocery cards. The first 150 drivers got one of the cards. The church said there will also be a drawing for a $500 grocery card. The event has become so popular that some people line up as early as 6 a.m. to get a free card. dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com

Volunteers hand out food and gas gift cards during the sixth annual “Fuel for the Soul Plus” event that began at noon Friday at the New Beginnings Community Church on Stillwell Road in Mint Hill.

The church give away $25 gas cards and $25 grocery cards. The first 150 drivers got one of the cards. The church said there will also be a drawing for a $500 grocery card.

The event has become so popular that some people line up as early as 6 a.m. to get a free card.

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