Few things embody the spirit of the holidays like sitting down to Christmas dinner with your family.
In an effort to ensure that tradition is possible for every family in Warren County, regardless of income, the Southern Standard offered its annual Share A Christmas Dinner program. Thanks to generous donations from many members of the community, right at 400 food boxes were distributed Friday to families in need.
Many families picked up their food boxes from the parking lot of McMinnville Civic Center. It was there students with the Warren County High School Interact Club bundled up to brave the chilly weather and send packed food boxes down a conveyor belt in preparation for loading. Boxes that weren't picked up at the Civic Center were delivered around the community by Standard staff members.
"It's always a heart-warming experience to be able to give people food around the holidays," said Share organizer Sharon Patrick. "For many of them, Christmas dinner would not be possible without this program."
The food boxes contain everything for a Christmas feast including ham, eggs, bread, vegetables, cake mix and frosting.