North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC) partnered with multiple local organizations for their 28th Annual Thanksgiving Food Distribution on Sunday.
Over 380 volunteers from such organizations as Young Men’s Service League, Northpoint Community Church and Interact Club helped distribute 1,800 bags of canned goods to needy families.
Volunteers from the Atlanta metro area worked tirelessly all weekend to sort and package donated goods from local churches and school food drives. The volunteer effort was even a family affair for some – like Missy Kaish and her daughter, Kathryn. Both are regular volunteers for the Roswell-Alpharetta National Charity League.
“We do a lot of volunteer work as a mother-daughter team,” Missy said. “Especially around the holidays.”
All in all, more than 328 turkeys were donated by Ipswich Corp and Hoover Foods. Families were also given a supermarket card good at a participating supermarket like . Rows of grocery bags lined the storage warehouse of as volunteers stood in pairs to deliver the goods to each family. Missy and Kathryn stood together with bags under their arms.
“I like to know that I’m helping others and it’s a fun thing to do with my mom,” Kathryn said.
There were plenty of families to help, too. At the end of the day, over 800 families were given much-needed Thanksgiving meals. For the hundreds of volunteers involved, it was more than just a day of giving. Second year volunteer Suzy Goldman of National Charity League helped collect the tickets for the Thanksgiving Distribution.
“We are so thrilled to be here helping feed people that need our assistance during this holiday season,” Cathy Long said. “It warms our hearts.”