Youth groups serve Thanksgiving meals
Published 7:00 am Friday, November 28, 2014
The youth group student of Pilgrim Bound Baptist Church and Weems Chapel United Methodist Church donated their time to serve meals to those in need on Thanksgiving.
Members from both churches came together and prepared a variety of food, and the youth group students spent a large part of their holiday serving the meals to the less fortunate.
The youths from Pilgrim Bound said they came up with an idea to host a Thanksgiving feast during one of their Wednesday night classes as a way of giving back to anyone who might be hungry or alone during the holiday.
Students dressed in white and lined up behind a long table of food to prepare plates for any church or community member who visited Pilgrim Bound looking for a hot Thanksgiving meal. Other students prepared drinks and coffee for people and walked from table to table making sure everyone in attendance was comfortable.
“Today we’re serving you,” said one of the volunteers.
In addition to the services provided at the church, the group was preparing boxed meals and delivering them to those who were unable to leave their homes because of illness or disability.
The meals consisted of turkey, dressing, ham, macaroni, rolls, sweet potato pie and other items that church members had either donated or cooked themselves.
Youth instructor Kim Bowens and her students were happy to give their time on a holiday to serve members of the community, as were all the volunteers from Weems Chapel and Pilgrim Bound. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming, and the food was delicious.
Bowens said that the group hosted a fundraiser in order to buy the food, and that it was exciting to see young people willing to give back to the community.