By Tracey Pugh
Crozet Baptist Church teamed up with Crozet United Methodist Church and other individuals Saturday, Nov. 21, to deliver 223 Thanksgiving meals, consisting of a frozen turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, beans, cranberry sauce, gravy and frozen pie in a program called Share the Blessing. In a normal year, 150 meals would have been delivered, but the number of families in need of a holiday meal has grown over the past two years.
To do it, the church rents freezers. Families are referred to the program by school counselors and social workers. Church members collect food and donations, then do the shopping. The CBC Youth group packs the bags according to family size. Children color cards with well wishes to go into the bags. Volunteers load cars and teams head out to five drop points in the county. Scottsville Baptist helped out with 30 meals for families in their area of the county