Thanksgiving food bagsSeveral years ago, Perry Wellness Center was fortunate to become involved with a church community service that provides outreach throughout south Georgia. The Seventh-Day Adventist Church Community Service Center of Southwest Georgia delivers non-perishable foods to needy individuals and service organizations in its service network, and our peers have benefited from the organization’s regular contributions. We are always delighted to see its truck drive up with fresh deliveries!

This week, the truck brought a Thanksgiving delivery of boxes of 12 different non-perishable foods and household products. As the boxes were unloaded, peers followed their tried and true system to fill 70 brown bags with goods for peers to take home.

Market manager Charles Tanner notes, “This delivery will do so much good for our peers. It is fun to witness the excitement and work ethic as people team together for the good of our peers population.”

The Seventh-Day Adventist’s Community Service Program has roots that date back to 1879, when the Dorcas Society was founded to provide food, clothes, and funds to families in need. It was followed by the Good Samaritan Society and then became Health and Welfare Services by Seventh-Day Adventists. Whatever the name, this organization is doing needed work in local communities, and, as always, we offer our thanks.

In the photo above, James Foster, left, and Rhonda Hubbard assist Charles Tanner in filling food bags for peers to take home for the holidays.

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