Fort Valley church hands out 1,500 Thanksgiving meals to those in need

1,500 people get Thanksgiving dinner at Feed the City

Hope Church's Feed the City event has been growing year by year.

When the event first started 20 years ago, they helped feed 30 families. Now, they have helped more than 100,000.

Bobby Mosley waited hours to receive his Thanksgiving meal, but he says it was worth the wait.

“You have to endure a little bit to receive something from the Lord,” said Mosley.

Mosley says with some unexpected health problems, he needed a little help this holiday season.

“I had open heart surgery and five bypasses in one day. It's just hard for me. I can't work… I want to, but I can't. I try and I will not stop, I'll keep trying,” said Mosley.

Being without a job for over eight months; he says this event gave him a reason to be thankful.

The church handed out bags filled with everything from mac and cheese to green beans, and even a turkey for your Thanksgiving feast.

Pastor Jordan Poole says they helped more than 1,500 people.

“Find the need and meet it. Find the hurt and heal it. That's something that we try to remember as we do things for our city and region,” said Poole.

He says as the need for food increases, they are working hard to make sure no one is left out.

Any leftovers from the event will be given to food banks across Central Georgia.
 

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