Thanksgiving is a special time of year for many families. But for those who are hungry, it is a time of great stress, especially in a COVID-19 world.
Each year the Pike County Ecumenical Food Pantry provides a special holiday distribution so that everyone in the community can enjoy a traditional meal at home.
This year, due to the need to ensure the safety of volunteers, a small group of five did the packing, instead of the usual 10 to 15 volunteers. They prepared more than 100 special kits containing stuffing mix, gravy, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, soup, and vegetables.
On Nov. 20 another small group of volunteers distributed the food, delivering smiles, regular weekly groceries, and the holiday kits, which now included a turkey. Everything was delivered to clients’ cars during noontime and evening distributions.
The pantry thanks Summit Exteriors for providing portable lighting to keep everyone safe. They send thank you’s to Junior Zayed of Key Foods, McAteer & Wills Estates, and all the donors who made Thanksgiving possible for those in need in Pike County.