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Good Shepherd distributing food boxes and turkeys to elderly and disabled residents

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Volunteers at the Good Shepherd Community Center loaded up food for distribution Tuesday. (photo by Keith Phillips)

Last month, Good Shepherd Community Center had elderly and disabled residents sign up to receive Thanksgiving food boxes, and today, the center is distributing the boxes from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

“Each year, the elderly, 55-plus, and disabled sign up to receive Thanksgiving boxes to assure their needs are met during this season,” said Good Shepherd Director Cindy McCarley. “This year was more challenging with COVID, but we social distanced as best possible had made it happen.”

Individuals from the community including Warren County District 5 Supervisor Kelle Barfield, United Way of West Central Mississippi Director Michelle Connelly and Director of Community Investment Ruby Green were giving health surveys to those arriving to pick up their food boxes.

Boy Scouts Troop 7 made an appearance to volunteer along with the Junior Auxiliary, while members of the Vicksburg Police Department and Warren County Sheriff’s Office helped direct traffic.

Hinds Community College nursing students Tyneisha Strong and Diana Perez also came to pitch in.

Jo Beth Britt and Patty Montique are in charge of  checking everyone in while executive assistant Yavette Mitchell ran the show.

Many families are able to receive food boxes today, and with the help of the many volunteers, Good Shepherd is able to bless many families with good food for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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