For several years now, Mr. and Mrs. Campbell from Snellville United Methodist Church, along with a committed group of church members, have organized Thanksgiving meals for veteran families through the Gwinnett County Veterans Resource Center. Each meal has always generously included a turkey and enough supplies to create some very tasty sides.
However, this year, because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, it has been a greater challenge to meet the number of groceries needed to fill the food boxes. So, the team put the word out into their local communities and the response has been overwhelming.
“The church, my neighborhood and my daughter’s neighborhood came through with an abundance of food and money! Given these uncertain times, I was not sure what to expect. We will have enough non-perishable food items for one box of food per veteran family, plus a turkey. The turkeys are being donated by someone in my neighborhood,” said Lou Ann Campbell.
The Snellville United Methodist Church was able to continue this annual tradition with the help of small business owner Dan LaMontagne, owner and president of QuikSlik.
“The need for 50 turkeys came through our neighborhood email chain. Once I read it, I knew this was something I needed to help with as I love America and the freedom provided to us by our veterans. The turkeys are a small token of how appreciative I am for these brave men and women” – Dan LaMontagne
Many veteran families will enjoy a plentiful thanksgiving meal thanks to the kindness of our Gwinnett County community – people helping people and sharing from their hearts.