'The Giving' to provide free Thanksgiving meals for 6th straight year

'The Giving' to provide free Thanksgiving meals for 6th straight year

Nothing makes you feel better than helping someone during the holiday season. The Giving, a community-wide, multi-church effort to provide Thanksgiving meals to those in need, returns for its sixth year this November to Beaufort County.

Families benefiting from this effort are referred by charitable agencies and participating churches, and the number in need increases every year. In 2013, approximately 820 families were provided Thanksgiving meals.

In 2014, organizers hope to feed more than 600 families once again.'The Giving' to provide free Thanksgiving meals for 6th straght year

The event will be held Sunday, November 23rd, at the Wardle Family YMCA in Port Royal.

Donations of Thanksgiving meals will be taken beginning at 5:30pm with a community worship service following at 6pm in the YMCA gymnasium. Monetary donations will also be accepted.

Distribution of Thanksgiving meals will take place Monday, November 24th, also at the YMCA. Volunteers are needed for collection, inventory and distribution. Those interested should contact Heather Prince Doss at heather@sipcnet.org or (843) 525-0696.

Pastor Mike Green of The Link Church of Beaufort said, “This is a way we can join hands with fellow churches and organizations in our community and serve our neighbors together.”

Suggested donations are frozen turkeys, potatoes, canned yams, green beans and cranberry sauce, and rolls. Donations beyond the scope of The Giving will be given to HELP of Beaufort.

Participating organizations include: Decibel Church, Love House Ministries, Port Royal Baptist Church, Praise Assembly of God, Sea Island Presbyterian Church, Seaside Vineyard, Spoken Word Outreach Ministries, St. John’s Lutheran Church,The Link Church, Tidal Creek Fellowship, and the United Church of Jesus Christ for all People.

'The Giving' to provide free Thanksgiving meals for 6th straght year