Volunteers deliver Thanksgiving meals

Betsy Crawford, a member of the Elks Club, delivers a box Saturday stocked with Thanksgiving dinner supplies for Lakisha Kidd and her son Winfred Kidd, 5, in Jefferson City. The Elks Club volunteers put together 60 boxes of dinners that could be prepared at home so families in need could enjoy a hot Thanksgiving meal.

Betsy Crawford, a member of the Elks Club, delivers a box Saturday stocked with Thanksgiving dinner supplies for Lakisha Kidd and her son Winfred Kidd, 5, in Jefferson City. The Elks Club volunteers put together 60 boxes of dinners that could be prepared at home so families in need could enjoy a hot Thanksgiving meal. Katie Alaimo/News Tribune

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Surrounded by family, Brenda Houston reacts with appreciation as Elks Club volunteers Betsy and Brian Crawford (not pictured) deliver a Thanksgiving meal box on Saturday.

Elks Club volunteers on Saturday delivered boxed meals around the community for the Thanksgiving holiday.

The group put together 60 boxes of dinners that could be prepared at home so Jefferson City area families in need could enjoy a hot Thanksgiving meal.

Recipients expressed their gratitude. Brenda Houston, who is raising six grandchildren, said the food was such a blessing, “It’s like God brings angels in for me. I’m so thankful.”

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