ACU students deliver Thanksgiving meals to needy families, Nov. 24

ACU students deliver Thanksgiving meals to needy families, Nov. 24

ACU students will partner with Taylor Elementary School and other community organizations to ensure 100 families will have Thanksgiving dinner this holiday season. Through the annual Thanksgiving project, volunteers will deliver baskets of food to area families. {{more}}The annual event is organized by a seven-member committee within Service Action Leadership Team at ACU. The goal of the Thanksgiving project is to earn enough money through donations to provide 100 families with Thanksgiving dinner, said Caitlin Winegeart, co-chair for the Thanksgiving committee and junior accounting major from Abilene.”The Thanksgiving project is a great way for ACU to get involved in the community and to make a difference in the lives of Abilene families,” said Winegeart. “Our goal is to not only provide families with a meal for Thanksgiving, but also be a source of hope and a reminder that someone cares and desires to help.”Each year, funds for the meals are raised by several ACU organizations, including social clubs, University 100 classes, residence halls, campus offices and individual donors. Students meet together to assemble the baskets and deliver the meals. This year, the baskets will be distributed to families Nov. 24.