Volunteers will deliver 600 holiday meals

jmarusak@charlotteobserver.comNovember 22, 2013 

About 400 volunteers will pack 600 Thanksgiving meals in Indian Trail on Saturday morning and deliver them to Union and Mecklenburg county families in need.

The effort is part of the faith-based non-profit Common Heart’s “Great Turkey Countdown.”

Volunteers intend to deliver the meals from 9 a.m. to noon to families throughout Union County, southeast Charlotte, Matthews and Mint Hill.

The all-hands-on-deck volunteer event is the biggest meal delivery of the year for the Indian Trail-based food pantry Common Cupboard, a branch of Common Heart.

“Six years ago, when we started, we gave away just over 100 Thanksgiving baskets,” said Keith Adams, Common Heart executive director. “Last year, we delivered 525 baskets to families in our community. This year, we are anticipating that we will serve 600 families.”

The first Great Turkey Countdown started on Facebook in 2007. Today, the tradition continues at Facebook.com/TheCommonHeart.

Details: Adams at Keith@TheCommonplace.org.

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