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With Share A Christmas Dinner less than two weeks away, it’s time to consider providing a donation to help those whose table could be bare this season.
“Turkey and dressing is one of my favorite foods,” said Warren County Middle School Interact Club president Martin Grissom. “I couldn’t imagine celebrating the holidays without a Christmas dinner.”
The Interact Club donates $200 each year to Share. The donation provides almost seven dinners for families in Warren County struggling to put a meal on the table. Share boxes contain all the fixings for a holiday feast.
“I’ve never missed a meal,” said Grissom. “I can’t imagine in my mind how that must feel. Share makes it possible to supply meals to local families who do know how it feels. The money we donate definitely goes to a good cause.”
WCMS Interact Club began nine years ago. For most of those years, club members have helped with packing Share A Christmas Dinner boxes, or by making a monetary donation.
“Club members have a booth at the Autumn Street Fair,” said Interact sponsor Susan Barrett. “They sold baked goods and offered games. They get to decide where the money goes and Share is one of their favorite donations to make.”
Grissom says Share is a favorite because the money stays in the community.
“Local families get the dinners,” he said. “It’s hard to imagine your neighbors, people who live in Warren County, are going hungry, but they are. This program allows everyone who has a full table to help. Every $1 helps.”
WCMS Interact will be making its regular donation this week. Share A Christmas Dinner distribution is set for Dec. 16. This year’s goal is to distribute 625 boxes, provided there is enough community support.
Donations can be dropped off or sent to Southern Standard, attention Sharon Patrick, P.O. Box 150, McMinnville, Tenn., 37111. Checks can be made payable to Share A Christmas Dinner.