Sunday, December 1, 2013

Oxford, Mississippi's First United Methodist Church Hosts Community Thanksgiving Meal

     According to a study by Feeding America, Mississippi reports the highest level of “household food insecurity” in the nation, meaning many Mississippi families struggle to provide food for themselves. But, in Oxford, Miss., residents are striving to help those in need. For the fifth year, residents gathered at Oxford-University United Methodist Church for the Community Thanksgiving Meal, which aimed to feed those less fortunate. Fourteen of Oxford's churches provided food for the lunch, and Oxford’s More Than A Meal played a part in organizing the event and gathering volunteers. Meghan Berry, the event’s director, says community support was tremendous. During the lunch, volunteers created an environment of fellowship and thankfulness, and their service didn’t go unappreciated. NewsWatch reporter Miriam Cresswell has more on the day's festivities here.

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