For so many of us Thanksgiving is a time when we gather with our families and friends and in many cases overindulge on a wonderfully prepared meal. But not everyone is able to do that. Several years ago while helping our son with a scouting project we volunteered at a Soup Kitchen. The experience was very different than I had imagined. While it felt good knowing that we were feeding people who were less fortunate, for many of them their plights have remained unchanged.
Soup Kitchens first began appearing in the US during the Great Depression and they are still abundant today. I’d urge you to get involved. Make a donation, volunteer to work a shift serving and cleaning. Do something. You won’t regret it.
There are a multitude of Soup Kitchens throughout Union County. You can click here to find out where they are and more information about them. This site will tell you where you can find a local kitchen, what they require as far as donations and volunteering.
So this year think about being thankful for having the opportunity to help someone less fortunate than yourself and giving something back.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!