The meal includes turkey, dressing, green beans, sweet potatoes, a roll and pie.
Last year, volunteers were able to prepare and send out more than 600 meals in under an hour to local residents in need ahead of Thanksgiving.
Barnes says drivers, in past years, have also identified greater needs as they made their way from home to home, and churches try to help residents who, with the coming holidays, may need a little extra by way of gifts or help making their holidays a bit more joyful.
“It feels good after you’ve done it,” Barnes said.
She and the other volunteers and supporters continue to keep this rare and generous tradition of caring strong in Rush County. The tradition began years ago by the efforts of Rushville Church of Christ. Main Street Christian Church took over the tradition in to help carry on the needed and appreciated Thanksgiving dinner ministry in the community.
Contact: Melissa Conrad @ 765.932.2222 x107