It’s been said everyone can experience the joy of generosity because everyone has something to give.
On Friday, volunteers were giving the joy of a holiday meal as the annual Share A Christmas Dinner food box distribution was held in the parking lot of Three Star Mall.
“It feels good to give out food at Christmas,” said student Alexandria Lescarini, a member of Warren County Community Interact.
Students with WCHS, WCMS and Community Interact all volunteered their time to help Rotary Club members during the massive food distribution. There were 250 food boxes given away.
“I think we’re starting to get the system down,” said organizer Matt Hash. “We had all these boxes packed in an hour on Sunday.”
Names were submitted and recipients selected based on need. The founding principle of Share A Christmas Dinner is to provide a family with a full-course holiday meal, a family which would have otherwise gone without such a feast.
Boxes include potatoes, bread, milk, eggs, tea, canned vegetables, ham, and even cake mix for dessert.
“With the kind of years it’s been, we’ve had some people requesting to pick up a food box for a family member who is home with COVID,” said longtime organizer Sharon Patrick.
A few food boxes were home delivered for shut-ins with no means of transportation.
Share A Christmas Dinner is celebrating its 40th year of service.