God’s Pantry Food Bank Packs Over 900 Boxes For “Thanksgiving Basket Squad”

LONDON, Ky. (WYMT) – Almost 100 volunteers came to help assemble Thanksgiving meal boxes for the Basket Brigade in London on Saturday, November 6.

This event took place at the Southeast Regional Distribution Center of God’s Pantry Food Bank. Each assembled box contained everything needed to prepare a Thanksgiving dinner.

“It’s really special because you understand that just like today, we are doing this for 950 families who are going to receive a Thanksgiving meal that they normally wouldn’t have,” said Jonathan Gibson, Truck Driver and God’s Pantry warehouse worker.

Each box contains enough food to feed a family of eight. These boxes will go to other agencies where they will be distributed to families in need.

“There is a deep desire in the hearts of most of us to serve others, and volunteering for God’s pantry is a great opportunity to experience this need for service, faith-based service or whatever. Said Jane Dyche, God’s Pantry Food Bank volunteer.

Organizers and volunteers said it is exciting to work with God’s Pantry Food Bank throughout the year, but it is a special feeling when providing meals to families during the summer season. vacation.

“It’s an opportunity for people to come together, take a step back and kind of forget the pressures of life, around a meal and nutrition, so people can try to make the trip. that they are all trying to do. to, ”said Michael Halligan, CEO of God’s Pantry Food Bank.

Boxes prepared at the Southeast Distribution Center will then be used by families in Laurel, Clay and Jackson counties.

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