AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – Golden Harvest’s Grasp’s Desk Soup Kitchen fed over 200 group members Thanksgiving feasts on Thursday.
Grasp’s Desk is the most important soup kitchen in Georgia and has been making ready for at the present time for greater than per week.
That is the primary yr for the reason that begin of the pandemic Thanksgiving dinner has been served inside the ability.
“Our guys will likely be inside, sitting on the desk with one another, throughout from one another, with the ability to actually have that Thanksgiving feeling and feast amongst one another sitting down and never within the courtyard,” stated LaDonna Doleman, the supervisor at Grasp’s Desk.
It’s one among its greatest occasions of the yr, and it’s not letting meals prices take a chew out of it.
“I do know we’re all feeling it after we go into the grocery retailer and we’re trying out, issues are simply dearer and over the vacations it’s arduous for lots of households,” stated Abby Muehlfeld, the vp of promoting for Golden Harvest. “So, it’s extra vital now than ever for us to have the ability to give again to our group.”
Prior to now yr, Golden Harvest served round 12 million meals. Employees stated that extra folks have proven up at Grasp’s Desk this yr than ever earlier than.
“Starvation is actual, and feeding the group is a giant factor. At Golden Harvest, that’s what we do,” Doleman stated. “Each meal issues.”
Turkey, dressing, casseroles, greens, do-it-yourself pies and truffles had been staples of the feast.
“Docs write prescriptions, I write recipes. My recipes are medication,” Doleman stated. “I like to feed folks.”
Volunteers are urging different group members to become involved.
“The group wants volunteers, they want donors, they want potential board members,” stated Harris Weinstein, a volunteer and board member at Golden Harvest. “There’s simply so many alternatives to be concerned and assist.”
Volunteers and employees at Golden Harvest say it means the world to them to provide again to individuals who want it, particularly throughout this time of yr.