Everybody Eats Struggling for Thanksgiving Donations

3 years 2 months 3 weeks ago November 19, 2012 Nov 19, 2012 Monday, November 19 2012 Monday, November 19, 2012 4:59:58 AM CST in News
By: Stacey Welsh

COLUMBIA - Everybody Eats organizers have enough food for about one hundred donation baskets Monday morning. Former First Ward Columbia City Councilwoman Almeta Crayton said about 400 low-income families signed up to receive a basket, even after she closed sign-ups for the program Friday.

Crayton said she and volunteers will start calling families to confirm they can pick up a food basket at about 7 a.m. Monday. Pick-up times will be from about noon to about 7 p.m. at St. Luke United Methodist Church on Ash Street Monday and Tuesday. 

In addition to the food baskets, which include a turkey and other Thanksgiving side dishes, Crayton said Everybody Eats needs more donations to supply a Thanksgiving meal Thursday. Everybody Eats organizers are looking for as green beans, cranberry sauce, celery, stuffing mix, bread, eggs, dinner rolls and deserts. "I want people to know we are struggling," Crayton said. "A lot of the people who used to donate money just don't have it anymore."

Volunteers will continue accepting food and monetary donations at St. Luke's starting at about 10 a.m. Monday. If Everybody Eats confirms you can pick up a food basket, you must bring a photo I.D. to the church.

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