Hundreds gather in Beaumont to receive groceries for Thanksgiving day meal

Hundreds gather in Beaumont to receive Thanksgiving meal groceries

BEAUMONT - Just day's before Thanksgiving, the non-profit organization of 'Some Other Place' is helping out families, especially those affected by Harvey.

Hundreds had the opportunity to go pick up food at the Mcfadden Avenue location to gear up for Thanksgiving dinner.

"A lot of people right now are in need, and I'm glad they are supporting those like myself," says Cassandra Showers, who lost her home at Bevil Oaks.

"It was devastating because everything was gone," Showers says.

Several months later after the storm, she is getting help in preparing for Thanksgiving dinner.

"I don't have a place to cook yet but I'm grateful for the food," Showers says.

With the help of volunteers, 'some other place' is giving people a helping hand.

The group says that there are over 375 families signed up for Tuesday afternoon's event.

If there are 4 people in every household, about 1,500 people will get fed for Thanksgiving.

"We cant fix all of their problems since some don't even have a place to cook," says Chrissie Joyner, with the non-profit organization.

"It's really important for us to do what we can to help where we can," she explains.

The numbers of those being helped here have actually dropped, that's because many people are still displaced and because of the generosity being shown to flood victims across the community.

"I'm grateful that I' m out here making sure these families are being fed for Thanksgiving," says Tanya Simpson, who is volunteering with the organization.

For Showers, this help is definitely something to be grateful for.

Some other place will also be delivering meals during Thanksgiving, if you're interested you can call them at (832)7976.

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