Posted at: 12/19/2012 5:03 PM
Updated at: 12/19/2012 7:12 PM
By: Joangel Concepcion
While many of us are preparing for a big Christmas dinner, there are many families in our area who are struggling to put food on the table. But thanks to local food banks, those families will be receiving a little help this holiday season.
“We didn't have that much to spend for Christmas so we figured we'd come here and get some produce.” For Ron Lasglo and his wife, the food drive couldn't have come at a better time. “Every little bit helps, it really does.”
In an effort to celebrate the spirit of giving this year, Cameron Community Ministries is handing out hundreds of pounds of food to families in need.
Katherine Warren of Cameron Community Ministries said, “It's an area that struggles with poverty and we just want to bring hope and change. That's our main goal.”
Wednesday morning, it was all about produce. People showed up by the dozens to get their hands on some holiday favorites.
Officials say they aren't surprised by the turnout. They say its a clear indication of just how many people in the area.. Need a helping hand. Warren said, “It helps a lot of people that need something. A lot of people need something so they help them out.”
It's a year-round effort for the ministry and for many, this is not theie first visit.
The Cameron Community Ministry worked together with Foodlink and Trader Joe’s to pull off the food distribution.
Members of the community also contributed to the holiday push. The ministry received thousands of donations and say it will be used to help a countless number of people this holiday season.