Let’s face it, Thanksgiving is all about the food. However, not everyone in the Twin Tiers can enjoy that luxury today, and that’s why the ‘Act N Do’ organization is taking the initiative to make home cooked meals and deliver them directly to those in need.
“Our philosophy is anyone who contacts us will get a meal,” Organizer, Troy Preston said. “Our definition of need isn’t based on financial aid. Of course, that is one component, but you could be living alone, it could be anything like that as far as need. We don’t exclude anyone. No one is turned away.”
The ‘Act N Do’ organization has been around for six years and is comprised of all types of people with one common goal: providing food and holiday cheer to those in need. Earlier this morning, the group gathered at Fran’s Landing in Addison, to pack Thanksgiving meals into vehicles for delivery.
“So, when we started six years ago, our goal was to serve 100 people,” Preston said. “And over the years, that certainly has grown to this year with over 550 people. We are just so amazed that we are able to help that many people.”
In order to serve a number of that caliber, it takes the support of the community and hard-working volunteers.
“The six years have been fantastic,” Preston said. “We’ve gotten so much support from our community. This couldn’t happen without community support, businesses, organizations, churches pull together to help provide the financial resources, as well as manpower, to pull this off.”
“It’s a wonderful event,” Volunteer, Kelley Bachman said. “It just brings people together I think. Just look at the amount of volunteers we have for this event. It’s just wonderful.”
Believe it or not, the ‘Act N Do’ organization’s charitable work is not done this holiday season. In fact, come Christmas time, they’re going to be putting together meals as well as toys for children here in our area.