It's been a hard year for a lot of people. Many of our neighbors are struggling to get by and as you know, social services and government support are woefully insufficient for people in need, particular in rural counties like ours. As Thanksgiving approaches, we are hoping to share love and goodwill with the people who need it most.
We would love your financial support as we provide delicious, warm meals for some families in need in and around Madison County GA on Nov 20, the Saturday before Thanksgiving. We need to raise $$$ to feed 125 people.
The Plate Sale is heading up the menu and taking lead in the kitchen. 3 Porch Farm has been growing a field of organic greens,Comer Coffee Company will be providing cooking help and hot beverages, and The Comerian will be baking desserts. We'll be setting up tents and tables as well for those that would like companionship in addition to a warm, healthy meal. We are donating these items and won't be taking money for our resources or time. We do, however, still need to purchase all of the chickens, red peas, a few other ingredients, and all the items needed to serve and put together take-away boxes. We also need to rent a smoker and portable restrooms + handwashing station, possibly a tent, and an outdoor heat lamp for those that want to share a meal on site. The Plate Sale is donating a lot of time sourcing and planning this event, yet as you know the restaurant industry has been hit hard and they have felt the blow from it, so despite their protests, we'd like to hire them for their cooking expertise to both make sure that we are not only providing an excellent meal to our community members, but also taking care of our cooks as well.
Please consider pitching in a few bucks or providing for an entire meal for someone who could use it. We may not be able to change the underpinnings of the problems surrounding us, but together we can begin to build hope. Thank you for being a part of Comer Friendsgiving!
***Any funds not used from this fundraiser will be donated back to the community.
Thank you for helping us to serve our neighbors!
- Pamela Butler
- Amy Gellins
- The Graves Family