Turkey, stuffing and yams are long gone, but there are still some positive lingering effects from what Feed Flagler was able to accomplish during Thanksgiving last year in Flagler County.
The success of the community Thanksgiving celebration was evident Wednesday, March 26, when Flagler County Commissioner Milissa Holland presented checks to the Flagler Food Pantry and Grace Tabernacle Ministries, totaling $7,680.
The money was the profit after the expenses of the Thanksgiving meal provided at 10 locations throughout the county in November. Each entity received $3,840.10.
“I would personally like to thank all the citizens who contributed to make this another successful event in Flagler County,” Holland said. “Particularly the many volunteers who worked with coordinating the event and those who gave their time on the day of the event.”
Betty Rountree, with Church Women United, accepted a check on behalf of the Flagler Food Pantry. The Rev. Charles Silano accepted a check for Grace Tabernacle Ministries. Both Rountree and Silano run food banks open to anyone in the community.
Silano said the money will enable them to purchase about 20 tons of food.
“That will help us to touch a lot of families,” he said.
The Thanksgiving event was coordinated by Team Feed Flagler, a committee made up of a cross section of community leaders in government, business and ministry. Holland said the success of the event was because “the partnership of the many church organizations stepping forward to be a host location for the event.”