Help low-income families enjoy Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving just a week away there are plenty of people who need some extra help filling the dinner table and some local organizations are lending a hand.

As Central City Baptist Church gave away 94 bags full of food Thursday they helped make more than just a dent in Lewis Landry's holiday grocery list.

"It's a blessing and a saving and I will have something for thanksgiving," said Landry.

Much like Landry many of these people could not enjoy the holiday season without this help.

Central City Baptist Church is just one of over 130 churches and nonprofit organizations that partner with the Southeast Texas Food Bank to make this all possible.

"This is a way to have neighbors helping neighbors," said the Executive Director of the Southeast Texas Food Bank, Emelie Irving, says the food bank has been distributing over 5,000 turkeys to those member agencies but still need canned food donations.

"You can donate to the food bank and everything that's donated, food or monetary donations, stay right here to help our neighbors," said Irving.

Bernadette Greys with Central City says those who come through these doors are of all different backgrounds and situations and they are all welcome.

"We have families who are poor, veterans, couples who lost their jobs, we have single moms, single dads," said Greys.

And all of these people couldn't be more grateful for this opportunity.

"I thank them and appreciate them but not just for me, for everybody," said Landry. "It's a blessing."

If you want to help ensure that low-income families can enjoy a special holiday meal the food bank is always accepting donations.

To find out how you can donate, and what organizations are giving out holiday food and when, head to our website follow the link inside this story - but hurry as the food does run out fast.


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