Even though we haven’t reached Labor Day yet, a couple in New Haven, Connecticut, are already looking ahead and preparing to serve 1,000 needy people at Thanksgiving.
Pastor Brenda Adkins and her husband, John, have already started accepting donations of money, sweaters, sweatshirts and toiletries to get ready for their annual “Day of Joy” feast and giveaway in November.
Brenda and John are also recruiting volunteers to gather and prepare trays of chicken, salads, collard greens, sweet potatoes, macaroni and cheese, rolls, green beans and other dishes.
They expect to serve dinner for 1,000 this Thanksgiving, and then have every family leave with a bag of groceries and toiletries.
It’s a huge effort, but Brenda and John are confident they’ll be able to pull it off -- especially since they’re already getting things rolling and getting people in the community excited about pitching in and helping those in need.