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OUR VIEW: Help local Thanksgiving food drives

In the past few days, we have seen multiple groups step up to help the community during Thanksgiving.

To name a few, Jake Sessions is once again collaborating with others in the community to distribute grocery boxes ahead of Thanksgiving, and local nonprofit GetFed, Inc. plans to hand out about 300 meals to residents on Sunday, Nov. 22 at Immanuel Ministries in LaGrange.

Right now, both Sessions and GetFed are asking for donations to help support those in need for the holiday.

GetFed is funded by donations, grants and some out-of-pocket money from Quay Boddie and fellow co-founder Anthony Talley. GetFed is trying to keep the volunteer group small this year but encouraged people who want to help to donate.

Up All Night is asking for turkeys, hams and canned goods to prepare the boxes. Food can be dropped off at Lakes-Dunson-Robertson Funeral Home in LaGrange or Corey’s Hair Salon in West Point. The deadline to drop off food is Sunday, Nov. 22.

Money can also be donated to Sessions’ group via Cash App at $upallnight4u or in person at CenterState Bank under the name Alverta Pearson, Sessions’ sister.

Volunteers will help assemble the donations and organize them into boxes.

We hope that the community steps up and is able to donate to either or both events. This a challenging time for many, but we hope that if yo have the resources, you can chip in.

We know that COVID-19 has had major financial impacts on families across Troup County.

Hopefully, receiving a Thanksgiving meal alleviates stress for just one day and families struggling during the pandemic.

We love seeing good things happen in Troup County, especially in these trying times.

You can make a difference in many lives this holiday season by giving back.