Feeding souls on Thanksgiving

Published 11:02 pm Thursday, November 17, 2011

Several area organizations, churches and businesses are working to ensure that nobody in the community goes hungry this Thanksgiving.

The Benevolence Ministry of East End Baptist Church kicked things off yesterday, distributing more than 200 turkeys with all the fixings to area residents who lined up outside in the rain to receive boxes of food.

On Saturday, two more food giveaways will occur.

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More than 30 area churches have collected food or will volunteer for the Impact Suffolk food giveaway from 9 to 11 a.m. at the tennis courts behind Farm Fresh, 1401 N. Main St. No proof of income or other paperwork is required.

In addition, business owner LeOtis Williams of LW’s Lawn Service will hand out food from 8 to 11 a.m. at 615 Old East Pinner St. Most of the food at this giveaway is only for those who already possess vouchers through a church or other community organization.

Volunteers, particularly young, strong students, are welcome to come to either food giveaway to help patrons carry bags and boxes to their cars. The King’s Fork Student Council will be present at both giveaways; call Fletcher Stephens at 672-7554 for more information.

Several community organizations also will be serving cooked dinners to the needy on Thanksgiving Day.

Bethlehem Christian Church, 312 Bute St., will serve dinners from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information, call 539-1167.

Little Bethel Baptist Church, 6533 Everets Road, will serve dinners from 2 to 6 p.m. The event also will include movies, games, football and more. For more information, call 255-4917.