Families Receive Means For Thanksgiving Feast

By: Lily Wu - Email
By: Lily Wu - Email

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Donations from the community allowed thousands of people to receive groceries for a Thanksgiving meal.

"We're kind of really tight on funds so this is going to be extreme help with us, give us an actual Thanksgiving," said Michelle Bricky, dinner recipient.

Bricky and her husband, Kyle McClellan, were grateful for the food they will share with their 22-month-old son.

"Without it we'd probably just have to spend our money on it and it'd be very little, so it's a great help. I really appreciate it," said Bricky.

"It's been kind of hard a year for me and my family but we've been making it. Opportunities like this help out a lot," said McClellan.

About 1,500 families will now have a Thanksgiving meal from the Bread of Life Ministries.

"Over 90 percent are at or below poverty level. Most of them are the working poor. They're people who just need a helping hand and we're so happy to be able to do that," said Donna Pinaire, director of Bread of Life.

About 150 volunteers helped fill up grocery carts full of food to make a Thanksgiving meal on Saturday.

Every family received a turkey or chicken and a handful of groceries, including bread, apple, squash, and potatoes.

"If it'll relieve a little bit of their burden, of what they're going through, that's what we're all about. We want them to leave here with peace and hope and encouragement," said Pinaire.

To learn more about Bread of Life, click here.

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November 19, 2011

The annual Thanksgiving food giveaway at Bread of Life is under way.

The food and clothing distribution ministry at 1301 E. Galena will provide Thanksgiving meal items to those in need until 3 p.m. today.

Those seeking assistance will need to provide a photo identification for adults and identification in the form of birth certificates, social security cards or school registrations for children as well as proof of income and proof of address.

Any questions can be directed to Bread of Life at 689-6866.

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