Nearly 4,000 Boxes Donated With "Thanksgiving for Thousands"

By: Winnie Anne Wright Email
By: Winnie Anne Wright Email

By: Winnie Wright
November 26, 2013

Valdosta, GA - It was a wet and dreary day Tuesday, but that didn't stop volunteers from passing out nearly 4,000 boxes of food to those in need at Valdosta High. Second Harvest Food Bank hosted "Thanksgiving for Thousands."

"We do what we can, you know, to survive. Everyone does" says Georgia Porter, a Thanksgiving for Thousands box recipient.

But with the help of Second Harvest and it's volunteers, thousands of people across South Georgia will get to enjoy a nice meal this Thanksgiving. Despite the rain and the crowds, Second Harvest's youngest volunteer, Jocelyn Neal, says she comes out because it's the right thing to do.

"If people don't have food, you should really help them, and I love doing this cause it's fun and it's fun to help out people, so I do it."

Thanks to volunteers like Jocelyn Neal, Georgia Porter will be able to invite her family over for a proper Thanksgiving dinner.

"It's me, my sister, and my daughter. And now I have my nieces. I can invite them over, and share my blessing. You know? That's what I see it as. I can share my blessing" says Porter.

The Valdosta Fire Department, Valdosta High Football Team, and Moody Air Force Base also helped with the event. Second Harvest holds events like "Thanksgiving for Thousands" all year long.

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