Church delivers 125 Thanksgiving meals to families - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

11/22/09

Church delivers 125 Thanksgiving meals to families

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By Ann Wyatt Little - bio | email

Lubbock, TX (KCBD) – One-hundred and twenty five families across the South Plains received all of the fixings for a Thanksgiving meal. From the turkey to the stuffing, twice as many people from the First Baptist Church hand delivered everything to make this Thanksgiving holiday complete. 

Members of the First Baptist Church spent Sunday afternoon assembling Thanksgiving food baskets and the evening surprising families around town.

Two-hundred and fifty church volunteers grabbed bags full of green beans, corn, yams, stuffing, cranberry sauce, rolls and a turkey and a pie and set off across the Hub City to give families everything they could need to complete their holiday meals.

Vicki Dorris and her two sons wanted to personally deliver the meal their family donated.

"To be able to take the kids and demonstrate God's love to others is a blessing for them to be a part of it," says Dorris. They loaded the car and drove to Eva Garcia's house. "It makes me want to cry because I wasn't expecting any of this, but I am very thankful," says Garcia.

She is expecting a full table this Thanksgiving and says the church's generosity is appreciated. "It means a lot. It is a very special holiday to me. I am blessed with a big family," says Garcia.

"It's a big deal with the economy the way it is and people are losing their jobs. Life is challenging," adds Dorris.

Eight-year-old Keegan, who took the turkey to Garcia, knows what this holiday is about. "It's all about giving thanks for everything you have," says Dorris' oldest son.

The Garcias were just one of the 125 families who received a Thanksgiving meal from the First Baptist Church. This was the first year for the program and members say they hope to do it again next year.

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