I watched quietly in the background as the mashed potatoes received their final blend and thought how thankful I was to have such great help!
We had come a long way from when I first started, both in the number of helpers, food available and people we were feeding.
Thanks to a whole bunch of help, we had a great Thanksgiving down at the Mission this year.
Thanks to The Salvation Army, Calvary Chapel of Silver City and Shayne Montoya with the boys from the Chino Truck Shop, we were able to hand out 63 Thanksgiving baskets, complete with turkeys, cranberry sauce, green beans, corn, sweet potatoes, rolls, gravy, dressing and mashed potatoes.
We had quite a number of volunteers come in for our traditional Thanksgiving Dinner on Wednesday where we fed over 130 hungry folks thanks to the Salvation Army who have come up with funds for both Christmas and Thanksgiving dinners this year (along with turkey baskets for both meals and the kids Christmas Party).
And our turkey sandwich efforts on Thanksgiving Day, spearheaded by Gerry Ruggiero and his trusty band of volunteers fed around 70 more.
We have had numerous very large food drives courtesy of the La Plata Jr. High Honor Society, Silver City Pro Shop, Jazmina Villegas and her fellow WNMU students and SW Bone & Joint.
And we have had numerous individuals in the community who prefer to remain anonymous donate both food and cash.
Thanks to everyone for feeding some folks who really needed a hand this year. Many of these families wouldn't have had very much to put on the table and if they came down to eat, especially aftere handing out so many turkeys and the bad weather we had, you know they were looking for a place to call home this Thanksgiving season.
God bless all of you for your help!
And one small correction-the 6th street food pantry will be next Monday, Dec 7th and not Wednesday, Dec 2nd.