Donations are being accepted for Share A Christmas Dinner. The worthy cause has once again caught the attention of Warren County High School’s Interact Club members who donate their time to help out with the program.
“We help with Share every year,” said Larissa Lopez, club president. “We love doing it and we have fun with it.”
Interact Club members always show it’s better to give than to receive, a saying that’s especially true during the Christmas season, and honor the club’s motto of “Service Above Self.” Members also offer service with a smile, as well as Christmas carols and shouts of “Merry Christmas” to people as they pick up their food boxes.
Making joyful noise keeps the heart – and hands – warm on distribution day in December.
“It helps keep us warm to sing,” said Lopez. “We never know what the weather is going to be like. It’s always different with the weather, but it’s usually really cold.”
Lopez, a senior, has been in Interact for three years and served three years in Warren County Middle School’s Interact Club. She says Share is a worthy cause that deserves attention.
“We know this program helps a lot of people,” said Lopez. “We have a lot of people in our club, over 150. With that many, we can get the job done and help the community. Participating in Share reminds us to be thankful for what we have. Everyone needs a reminder from time to time.”
This is the 35th year for Share A Christmas Dinner, a holiday program aimed at providing a full-course meal to those in need.
Last year, more than 450 Share food boxes were distributed to needy families in our community. The boxes are filled with enough food for a family feast, including eggs, milk, bread, chicken, vegetables, and dessert items.
Such a large-scale food distribution program does have its costs and that’s why the Standard has kicked off collection efforts this year. If you would like to make a donation to help a family in need this holiday season, stop by the Standard office, purchase a placard at Foodland Plus, or send a check to Share A Christmas Dinner, P.O. Box 7032, McMinnville, Tenn., 37111.