Volunteers spread Christmas joy to South MS neighbors
HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Some families open their presents and then dash over to the Lyman Community Center. Others postpone their Christmas holidays a few hours because to them, giving back to the community has become a family tradition.
In this case, giving back means filling plates with a holiday feast, and delivering both food and fellowship to less fortunate neighbors.
For 29 years now, the Feed the Needy program in Harrison County has provided hot meals and companionship for the less fortunate among us. This Christmas day was no different. Feed the needy is sponsored by several law enforcement agencies in the county.
Close to 1,000 volunteers showed up at the Lyman Community Center, many dressed in a festive gear. But the work was all serious. In about two hours, the volunteers boxed up and then delivered more than 2,500 meals across the county. The same thing happened just this past Thanksgiving, as it has for almost three decades.
Some volunteers were on hand today for the first time, while others have been there every year of the program’s existence. All told, over the past 29 years, more than 150,000 meals have been delivered thanks to Feed the Needy. It truly is the perfect Christmas gift.
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