Clifton Christian Church brings Thanksgiving to 542 homes
CLIFTON, Colo. (KREX) – The Thanksgiving countdown continues and giving back is definitely on the menu. Clifton Christian Church donates six hundred boxes of food.
With Thanksgiving just days away, several college students like Penny Underwood started their vacation selflessly by volunteering to make sure others enjoyed the vacation, too.
“I’ve been helping for about three years or more. I think my favorite thing is definitely seeing faces and the reaction when they get what they need because it’s so much fun just to help,” describes Christian church volunteer Pennie Underwood of Clifton, “It makes you feel good, help, do what Jesus would do, show the love of Jesus.
Each box includes fixings for classic dishes as well as snacks for the whole week. The church may feed those in need what they want for a happy holiday, but organizers say it’s generosity that fuels the project itself.
“In just one weekend, 100 Clifton Christian Church volunteers organized donations of all kinds and turned them into a full meal,” reports Cora Dickey, “These ingredients add up to a full basket so that 600 more tables may you have a happy Thanksgiving.”
A hot meal on Thanksgiving Day is something to be thankful for. The 20 boxes requested by Pathways Village will be a blessing beyond words.
“A lot of our residents have get-togethers, so one box can feed two families,” shares Tracey Black of Pathways Village, “We have three new families this year, so this was the only way for them to have a Thanksgiving.”
For Clifton Christian Church, it’s tradition. They’ve been handing out Thanksgiving boxes for 12 years — serving 542 households this year alone.
Clifton Christian Church also thanks Alpine Bank for donating $4,000 for this year’s holiday food boxes.