Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

December 19, 2012

Feed the Needy fills souls

VALDOSTA — Numerous churches and organizations will spend this weekend preparing a feast. Volunteers will work late into the night Sunday then gather again in the early morning hours of Monday, Christmas Eve day, for the annual Feed the Needy feast.

It began with King Solomon Missionary Baptist Church several years ago. Each year, it seems more churches, organizations and volunteers join the effort.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24, these groups will feed thousands of men, women and children a hot meal for the Christmas holidays.

Again, this year, the 15th Annual Feed the Needy will be held at King Solomon Missionary Baptist Church, 613 W. Savannah Ave.

For weeks, volunteers have been collecting the necessary food and gathering donations of clothes, toys and more to be given away. All donations will be distributed directly to the families in need.

Feed the Needy and Elderly is a free community service, one that the Rev. J.D. Martin, King Solomon pastor, looks forward to annually, as it serves so many in need.

Simple acts of kindness — like feeding someone a good meal or giving someone a clean shirt — have the power to inspire an entire community, as well as the power to change lives.

And maybe it’s this compassion that will ensure our continued survival in this ever-changing world — especially when times are as tough as they have been in recent years.

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