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Not too late to volunteer with Feed the Boro
Visit Feed the Boro Facebook page to sign up
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Beverly Johnson starts to cook another batch of turkeys at Statesboro High School in preparation for the 2016 Feed the Boro Thanksgiving event. The 2018 Feed the Boro is expected to provide 3,000 meals for needy community members and public service personnel. - photo by By SCOTT BRYANT/staff

For many, Thanksgiving means food and family, but for others, it is a struggle.

Financially challenged families may be unable to afford a traditional meal, and others may have little to no family with whom to share the holiday.

Statesboro’s “Feed the Boro” mission has helped change that for thousands of area residents. Thanksgiving is tomorrow, but it’s not too late to sign up as a volunteer.

Feed the Boro has helped bring joy on Thanksgiving to families and individuals in need for more than 20 years. Volunteers and contributions are still needed to make the event a success again this year, said Feed the Boro Chairman Don Poe.  

The effort provides a traditional Thanksgiving meal to about 3,000 residents, along with public safety workers in Bulloch, Evans and Candler counties who are missing a Thanksgiving meal due to work, he said.

On Wednesday, volunteers will begin deboning turkeys, plating desserts, taping up boxes and organizing the meal line. Volunteers will begin at 12:30 p.m. and work throughout the day.  

Thursday, Thanksgiving morning, volunteers will begin preparing the food lines at 7 a.m. and begin plating at 8 a.m. and distributing food at 10 a.m. 

“If you are in town, I encourage you to volunteer in some way,” Poe said. “It is one of the most rewarding events I am involved in throughout the year.”

Volunteers will be delivering meals to homes or serving some in the Statesboro High School cafeteria Thursday.

If you would like to help volunteer at Statesboro High on Wednesday or Thursday, visit the Feed the Boro page on Facebook to sign up.

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