“We just decided we wanted to do something for the community,” organizer Tonya Stevens said. “We wanted to reach out to the community and hope it blesses everybody.”
Sunday afternoon, volunteers from the church gathered at the Argo Fire Department and distributed more than 100 plates to members of the community. Church members also delivered meals to those who wanted a plate but couldn’t come get it themselves.
Tickets to sign up for the meals were available at the church, as well as at the local Texaco for those who could preregister, although Stevens and other organizers were prepared for walk ins on Sunday.
The plates were carryouts featuring a traditional Thanksgiving meal, including dressing, vegetables, bread and a dessert. All the food and labor was provided by volunteers from the church.
“We wanted to do something to be a blessing to the people in this community,” Pastor Brandon Dill said. “We know there are a lot of people in need in this area. People who need a hot meal and may not have the opportunity to have one as a family.”
Dill said that, although many of the people who received food on Sunday were from the Argo area, the church did not limit the area and some residents in surrounding areas did receive meals.
“We wanted to include anybody who wanted it,” Dill said.