With Thanksgiving around the corner, and social distancing rules in place, distributing Turkeys to needy families is now the reason to kick-off the holiday season.
By Lynn JonesTurpin – Since the pandemic, millions of Americans have lost their jobs, filed unemployment claims and have to rethink their employment strategy for 2021. This year the gift of giving keeps on giving with weekly food distribution to families throughout the First Coast.
Continuing to lead the covid way is Bishop Lorenzo Hall of El-Beth-El Church located across from the Blodgett homes near Jefferson St., hundreds of area residents lined up for the free turkeys and ingredients to prepare and finalize their Thanksgiving meal.
Although the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has mandated that families stay home this year, families are reluctant to dismiss the yearly gobble-gobble tradition of eating Turkey and all the fixings on Thanksgiving Day.
As a leader in the community, Hall proudly shares his church and his ministries with residents in the area. “This is not something that we do during Thanksgiving; we do this all year long. Taking care of the community is our priority. The pandemic will not alter our plans now or in the future,” said Bishop Hall. Shown are turkey recipients Top l-r Harvey Kennerly and Larry Jones bottom l-r Beatrice Darden, Tyrone Lewis. Martha Brown and Bishop Lorenzo Hall.