Turkey day is almost here, and a local nonprofit group needs help to make it a happy Thanksgiving for Grovetown's underprivileged.
United We Care, a Grovetown area food pantry, is dedicated to feeding the poor. Currently, the group is accepting donations of turkeys and nonperishable food items to distribute to people who can't afford to buy their own on Thanksgiving.
"Last year we gave out 146 turkeys," said Bill Campbell, who runs United We Care with his wife Angie. "We also made up 85 prepared meals that the police department delivered to the elderly or others that can no longer cook for themselves."
Supported by four Grovetown churches - Grove Baptist, United Methodist, Clifford Memorial Presbyterian and Fellowship Baptist - Campbell started United We Care 10 years ago to address the city's growing hunger problems.
"When we moved down here to be closer to our kids we wanted to do something," said Campbell, a retired truck drive and minister from Missouri. "Someone spoke to us about feeding the hungry, and we've been doing that ever since."
Anyone wishing to donate a turkey to United We Care can deliver them to 101 Newmantown Road or to the Grovetown police station at 306 East Robinson Avenue.
Those wishing to send monetary donations should make checks out to United We Care and send them to: 410 Creek Side Drive, Grovetown, GA, 30813. For more information, call 650-7757 or 854-8852.
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