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Partnership provides holiday food for needy families

Posted December 21, 2014

— Kizzie Hooker managed to put a few presents under the Christmas tree this year, but with a lack of food, dinner was going to be a challenge.

Thanks to a partnership between the Kraft YMCA and The Butcher’s Market, the mother of four and 179 other families can look forward to turkey, ham and few sides for Christmas dinner.

“Thank y’all so much,” Hooker said after receiving a bag full of food on Sunday.

Participating families were identified through the various programs the YMCA offers to low-income families - many of which receive reduced lunch or free after-school tutoring were on the list.

Tauynia Wilkins, owner of The Butcher’s Market, didn’t need much convincing to help in the effort.

“There’s no way I would want something like a holiday to go by without having a great meal on the table,” she said.

The partnership was intended to serve 120 families on Sunday, but surpassed their goal by 60 families.

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  • Obama-in-2016 Dec 22, 2014

    Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach him to fish and eats for a lifetime.