From staff reports
As this year’s Thanksgiving holiday approaches, the Gullah Geechee Initiative Foundation (GGIF) has announced its 2nd annual “Day of Thanks & Giving” food distribution. The event will be held Saturday, Nov. 20 at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park (860 Sea Island Parkway) on St. Helena Island.
The community food distribution will begin at 11 a.m. and end no later than 1 p.m.
Thanks to event sponsors Publix No. 1463 (Lady’s Island), Healthy Blue South Carolina and Walmart No. 6582 (Lady’s Island), GGIF will be providing at least 200 Turkeys along with side-dish food items to families in need this upcoming holiday. Food is first come, first served, and turkeys are limited to one per household.
Other community partners include the Beautification Committee for MLK Memorial Park – Penn Center, Heritage Academy, Tap Ultra Lounge, Picture Perfect Barber Studio, Lowcountry Foodbank, Girl Scouts Troop 4105 and members of the community.
Volunteers are welcome and needed. Those interested in volunteering, email Love@GulluahGeecheeIF.org or visit www.GullahGeecheeIF.org to learn more about the Gullah Geechee Initiative Foundation.
Above: Volunteers gather after the Gullah Geechee Initiative Foundation’s 1st annual ‘Day of Thanks & Giving’ food distribution last year. File photo.