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Pay It Forward: Volunteers step up to deliver groceries to those at risk of getting virus

Bruce McCamish started the effort through a Facebook group.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A new Facebook page is helping -- for free -- deliver groceries in Knoxville to those at a higher risk of getting COVID-19,

It's called "Delivery Assist 865."

Volunteers are stepping up through the page to take on delivery assignments. They're not charging anything to help those who may be stuck inside and are at greater risk of being infected by the coronavirus.

Bruce McCamish started it.

"The beauty about this is watching so many people in the community come together," McCamish said. "We've had so many different businesses reach out, different services.

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The Knoxville food delivery Facebook page.

"The joy and the love from this community does not surprise me whatsoever."

Here's how you can get their help: Go to the page and type "help" and your Zip code in the posting field. Volunteers will then respond and communicate with you further to deliver the groceries you're waiting on.

They aren't charging to deliver the food.

It's a helpful way to ensure people can get food they've paid for without leaving the safety of their own home.

More than 900 members are on the Facebook page. They've made about 600 deliveries.

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