Thanksgiving is the day of gratitude and great food. On Thursday, both were easy to find.
An assembly line at Holloway’s Grocery provided meals for people who came to the store – a plate full of turkey’s daily specials, topped with dessert.
Owner Gloria Daniel said she has been making Thanksgiving meals to give since 2013. She mentioned that she almost closed a year ago. “And the Lord told me, said ‘feed’,” she said. “And I said, ‘Lord, how am I going to feed myself, I can’t feed myself. He said’ feed ‘.
“So I’ve been feeding ever since, getting help for it. “
A mile away, the Greenwood Soup Kitchen also provided food: a plate of turkey casserole, sweet potatoes, rolls, cranberry sauce and pie.
Norman Fawcett, chairman of the soup kitchen board, said the soup kitchen usually cooks a four-course turkey meal. “St. Mark’s Men’s Club fry 20 turkeys, we cut them up and our guests sit at the tables here and serve them restaurant style,” he said.
“We haven’t been able to do that for the past two years, so last year and this year we made a turkey casserole, so it’s going to be a hot meal, but it’s going to be a take-out.”
He assumed that the soup kitchen could feed around 140 people.
“It’s a special meal for our guests at Thanksgiving,” said Fawcett.
“Sadly, it’s not the full turkey meal they’re used to, but let’s keep our fingers crossed that next year we come back to it.”
Holloway’s Grocery and Soup Kitchen are just two of the many local organizations and businesses that have helped feed people this Thanksgiving.
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