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More than 200 men, women and children in Wilson were fed a Thanksgiving meal on Tuesday evening courtesy of the Team Power Foundation and SideKix.
The second annual Thanksgiving potluck meal, which fed 75 people last year, also raised enough money leading up to the dinner to purchase and give away 75 turkeys that were all handed out within five minutes of opening the doors of St. John’s AME Zion Church, the potluck’s location.
“People have been lined up outside the church since 4 p.m.,” said Jeremy Jeffers, event organizer and CEO of the Team Power Foundation. “And the food that we’re serving comes from the community. Local businesses and individuals bring dishes of their choice or make financial donations.”
The Wilson County Department of Social Services helped identify families its staff believed would be in need of a hot meal and spread the word about the potluck dinner.
The Team Power Foundation is a nonprofit that helps youth in Wilson with outreach projects.