Project Annie Serving Free Hot Meal on Thanksgiving Day

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Annie Johnson and several volunteers are preparing to cook Thanksgiving dinner for thousands of people in Tallahassee.

"Turkeys, hams..."

Project Annie has been serving a hot meal with all the trimmings for over a decade, to make sure the less fortunate members of our community, or those who don't have family in town, can have a place to go for the holiday. Johnson says the thought of anyone not being able to to put food on the table this holiday season is why the Project was born.

"It does make me feel sad because children are involved, and the children need some food. And it makes me happy that if they want the food they can come get it from here," said Johnson.

Johnson says the line of people attending the annual feast has wrapped around the block in the past, and now she is preparing for even more customers.

"Last year we served 1174 and I'm expecting it to be more than that because the drop of the, 'cause of the economy."

Norma Whittingham says she volunteers for Project Annie because it's a time to give thanks for the good things in life, and help others have a reason to be thankful as well.

"When God blesses you with health and family and prosperity, that, you know, it's only right to give back to those less fortunate," said Whittingham.

Johnson welcomes anyone in the community to fill up their belly with her scrumptious food and says there'll be plenty left over for seconds.

Project Annie's Thanksgiving meal will be served from 11am to 4pm Thursday at 625 W. 4th Ave. For more information call (850) 222-6133.

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