LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The second annual Live Thankfully campaign, by United Supermarkets and St. Clair Orthodontics, helped feed 800 families in Lubbock on Saturday.
Volunteers of all ages gathered at Cavazos Middle School and handed out boxes of baked turkeys, casseroles, gravy and canned food items to help people in need.
The families who qualified were identified through faculty at Lubbock, Frenship and Cooper independent school districts as people who may need help during a difficult time.
Coordinators of the event said the South Plains Food Bank reports not very many people help out during Thanksgiving, which is one reason they started the event last year.
Amy Solis is one Lubbock mother who qualified for the dinner. She said she will never be able to repay the volunteers who helped feed her children and neighbors.
Thanks to their generosity, Solis left the school with a lot more than a box of blessings for her family
"It's amazing to have someone to talk to, just someone to listen, to give you advice, to say, you know, it's going to be okay," she said, "that God is watching me, it's going to be okay."
Around 2 p.m. Sunday, these volunteers will be back handing out food at Lubbock, Frenship and Cooper ISD middle schools.