A local nonprofit organization hopes to help nearly 1,000 families for the Thanksgiving holiday, and is asking the community to help achieve its goal.
MUST Ministries' Cherokee Program Services Center is asking the public to help collect food for its Thanksgiving Basket as well as donate their time to help give back to those in need.
Food items needed for each basket include:
- Cans of corn, green beans, cranberry sauce and sweet potatoes.
- Boxes of mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, cornbread mix, stuffing.
- Jars of gravy or packages of gravy mix.
- Frozen pies and turkeys.
Non-perishable items can be dropped off between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Nov. 11-15 at New Life Church, located at 154 Lakeside Drive in Holly Springs.
Frozen turkeys and pies can be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. Nov. 25-27 at MUST Ministries's Cherokee office, 111 Brown Industrial Parkway in Canton.
If you know in advance the amount of items you plan to donate, contact Merna Rollins at (770) 721-2925 or at email@example.com to help the agency plan ahead.
Volunteers are also needed to help during this busy time of year, in areas such as:
- 2 extra interviewers each day between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Oct. 21 and Nov. 22 and on Nov. 27.
- 4-6 food receivers to work between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Nov. 11-15.
- 6 food basket packers to work between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Nov. 18-22.
- 1-2 greeters who can volunteer time between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Nov. 25-27.
If you are interested in volunteering, contact Jarrod Cochran at (770) 721-2927 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration for the program for clients started on Monday and will continue each weekday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. until Nov. 22.
For more information, call (770) 479-5397.