November 28, 2019
By: Dwayne Page
Hundreds were fed on Thanksgiving thanks to the generosity of the community and especially local emergency service providers.
The 3rd annual effort by the DeKalb Emergency Services Association in partnership with local businesses and volunteers was held to make sure the most needy and underserved among us had a hot delicious meal for Thanksgiving.
A total of 562 food trays were prepared and delivered to 250 stops along the route by dozens of volunteers. Recipients received a meal of smoked turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, dressing, green beans, cranberry sauce and rolls along with a homemade dessert.
Cooking and food preparation started early Thursday morning at the county complex kitchen. Volunteers then loaded their personal vehicles with food trays and set out to deliver them in time for the recipients’ noon time meal.
A similar meal delivery is planned for Christmas Eve. More information on that is forthcoming.