For many years the Rev. Bettie Kennedy and many churches, ministers, companies, and individuals have teamed to raise funds to provide Thanksgiving Food Baskets for needy families in the East Texas area.
This outreach effort has grown significantly over the years. In 1999, approximately 50 families were fed. In the following years, the effort has grown to approximately 2,000 families in 2016. This year, we are again targeting approximately 2,000 families.
In past years, we have provided a ham and approximately (20) Thanksgiving meal staple items in each basket. This Outreach effort has been successful in crossing racial lines and boundaries, and has proven to be a rewarding experience for those who have participated by donating their time, money, and service.