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Christian Neighbors of Douglas distribute food ahead of Thanksgiving

DOUGLAS — Christian Neighbors of Douglas held particular food distribution occasions Monday and Tuesday, offering groceries for native households ahead of Thanksgiving. 

Families had been in a position to “shop” for conventional Thanksgiving meals, and given grocery baggage to fill with canned greens, turkey or rooster and different gadgets. The distribution occasions had been held on the Community Church of Douglas. 

Between distribution occasions just like the one in Douglas on Nov. 22-23 and comparable occasions in Pullman, 375 households got groceries in the course of the week of Thanksgiving, mentioned Christian Neighbors of Douglas Executive Director JoAnne Dejonge. 

Beth Huffman, who coordinated the Thanksgiving occasions, mentioned round 30 volunteers helped with food distribution Tuesday. Many of the volunteers had been college students at Saugatuck High School, she added.  

A volunteer restocks supplies during a food distribution event organized by the Christian Neighbors of Douglas on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, at the Community Church of Douglas in Douglas, Mich.

Christian Neighbors of Douglas additionally operates a food pantry and thrift store, which offer non permanent help to households in Allegan County month-to-month.  

Similar food distribution occasions are deliberate for Christmas. To volunteer or donate to Christian Neighbors of Douglas, go to their web site at christianneighborsindouglasmi.weebly.com or contact them at [email protected].

— Contact Arpan Lobo at [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter @arpanlobo.

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