Crozet Baptist Church held their annual ‘Share the Blessing’ program November 18th and gave out Thanksgiving dinner packages to more than one hundred families in the Crozet community. Each year, the Mission Team at Crozet Baptist Church begins collecting Thanksgiving food items in August to prepare for their Thanksgiving ministry.
The church collects food items from parishioners, holds food drives, asks for monetary donations, and works alongside other local organizations donating to the ministry to provide support to our community; notably, the Share the Blessing program that works closely with counselors at Crozet schools including Crozet Elementary, Brownsville, Henley, and Western to help identify families who may need Thanksgiving meals.
The food packages were set up in the church parking lot on the 18th and made available for families to drive through and pick up any items they need.
Two CBC members, Brenda Johnson and Linda Crawford, were the co-chairs for the Share The Blessing ministry this year. They say thanks to the Crozet community for such an outpouring of support for the cause. Crawford said of this year’s program, “Each year we might be giving out turkeys and groceries, but we are really giving out our love and support for our neighbors in need. It’s a special and wonderful thing that we all get to do.”
Crawford and Johnson want to give special recognition to the school counselors and those who worked so hard to make sure the right families were connected with the program and able to get their meals.
“Our entire community again made it possible to fill all requests from our area school counselors, along with several late requests we received on Saturday as we were handing out the Thanksgiving meals,” Crawford said. “We were able to serve 129 families, a total of nearly 600 individuals, with all the fixings for a Thanksgiving meal. None of this would’ve been possible without the selflessness shown by the Crozet community.”