Due to expected rain, Ms. Thomas has moved the meal distribution to take place on Wednesday, Nov. 24.
Vicksburg Resident Martha Thomas is is on a mission this Thanksgiving to make sure that everyone has a hot meal.
Thomas is not only a licensed consultant and bail agent, she’s an advocate and sponsor for her community. Something Thomas describes as wearing “a lot of hats.”
“I just do what I can and be where I can be when when I need to be there,” said Thomas.
Thomas has taken over the mantle of providing for the community after her mother passed away six years ago.
“My mother did it when I was a child,” said Thomas. “I’ve picked this up from my mother. Last year we weren’t able to do it because of the pandemic.” Thomas went on to explain how her mother supported the community, stating her mother would expect a canned good brought back when friends came to visit, to take to places such as nursing homes.
“My mother was a sibling of 14 and she took care and fed every one of them,” said Thomas. “For Thanksgiving I want to instill in others what my mother instilled in us, that we will let nobody be without a hot meal in our knowledge.”
Thomas asks the community if they are aware of anyone in need of a hot meal this Thanksgiving, to contact either Chief Penny Jones, North Ward Alderman Michael Mayfield, we at Vicksburg Daily News, Martha Thomas directly at 601-456-1028 or her niece, Chelsea Williams at 601-618-9427.
Thomas plans to do a traditional dinner which can be picked up from her home at 2010 Military Avenue, as well as hot plate distribution at Delia’s Park (Marcus Bottom) on Halls Ferry Road from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Chief Jones will be distributing hot plates to senior homes in the area.
Thomas asks that headcounts be given by Tuesday for anyone in need of a meal. Volunteers and donations are more than welcome.
“I just pray that everyone gets involved with your community and see who’s in your community that needs your help,” said Thomas. “It’s about my city, my community and my people.”