Feed the Boro helped feed the less fortunate on Thanksgiving

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STATESBORO, Ga. (WSAV)- More than 600 volunteers with Feed The Boro helped feed their neighbors in need today. 

The organization Feed The Boro has been helping to feed Statesboro residents  on Thanksgiving for over two decades. When the organization held their first Thanksgiving drive, 150 people were fed. 

Today, nearly 3,000 people will have been fed, by either picking up a meal at Statesboro High, or having the meal delivered to them. 

Feed the Boro’s helping hand is not just confined to Bulloch County. The organization had volunteers who delivered meals to residents in Claxton and Evans county, too.

Joanne Sprewitt, one of the people who came to eat a meal  told News Three,  if it wasn’t for Feed The Boro, Thanksgiving would be just an ordinary day.

“I mean, there’s so many that don’t have families like we do. The only ones we have is our church,  so having something like this, we’re able to come out and meet the other people and celebrate with them and eat with them,” Sprewitt said.

And that’s what Dewayne Grice  called the spirit of the season. 

” This is what Thanksgiving is all about,  and I think that’s one of the reasons Statesboros one of America’s best cities, it’s on display here today. I mean, all the people are here on Thanksgiving day. Over 600 volunteers to feed 3,000,” Grice said. 

John Miles, a volunteer from Candler County said helping others makes him feel good.

“Bringing meals to people who may not have a good Thanksgiving meal it’s just what’s good for our community, and it makes us feel good to help people who are needy,” Miles said.

Organizers say next year they hope to feed even more than this year, and that planning for next year’s food drive begins next week. 

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