Enterprise, Ala. (WDHN)—Thanksgiving is a little more than a month away, but the Enterprise-based Christian Mission Center is already planning
“big changes” for its traditional holiday meals to the community.
Since the pandemic started more than six-months-ago, the Christian Mission Center has conducted drive-thru U.S.D.A.
food giveaways on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.
In addition to the assortment of perishable and fresh foods on this day, the Wiregrass Food Bank provided more than a
hundred frozen chickens to be distributed.
On Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve, traditional turkey and ham holiday meals will be handed out drive-thru style.
Joel Fussell is a Christian Mission food service director. He says
“We’ll also be doing a Christmas Eve drive-thru. They’ll tell us how many meals they need, we’ll fix them up
and bring them out in coolers.”
Before the food give-away got underway, recipients formed a long line waiting to pick-up
their food box. With job losses caused by the pandemic, the food is needed more than ever by so many
residents in the Western Wiregrass.
Coffee County resident Cathy Wise says “I’m a widow woman, and if it wasn’t for this what would happen. It would be awful, it would be awful because a lot of people don’t even get enough to live on.”
“It’s helping out with the groceries because I take radiation, and insurance does not pay for all my radiation. So I have to reach out and
get assistance with my groceries. It helps out a lot”, according to area resident Debbie Turbeville.