Several People Receive Thanksgiving Meals Thanks To Some Special People

By: Jeff Allen Email
By: Jeff Allen Email

Many of us enjoyed a big Thanksgiving dinner.

Some people throughout eastern Kentucky are not so lucky.

Many were at work giving up their Thanksgiving meal and donating it to others.

Like many who have to work on Thanksgiving, several workers at the Britthaven nursing home in Cumberland were given a Thanksgiving meal. But some workers didn't eat it.

“I'd rather give up my meal for somebody that would need it more than I do,” Victoria Nicholas said.

So they packed up the food and lit up the eyes of several people in Cumberland.

“Without these meals, I feel half of these people would not have a Thanksgiving,” Nicholas said.

Then it was on to Teddy Miles home.

“I opened the refrigerator in this house here and there was nothing but milk, and you can't live on milk alone,” Jim “Muggins” Bennett said.

This Thanksgiving, Miles won't go hungry.

“I think it's good, good to have, I appreciate everything you know,” Teddy Miles said.

“It was nice to give it to him. It didn't bother me, just to know somebody else needed it more than I did,” Mary Gaines said.

“It made me realize how fortunate me, and a lot of others really are,” Nicholas said.

At least this Thanksgiving, not as many people less fortunate, will have to go without.

A group from Britthaven does this every year.

The leader of the group, Jim “Muggins” Bennett, is also gearing up for his annual empty stocking fund, which will provide toys and food to families across the mountains on December 20th.

He relies on a televised auction, that will air in the Tri-Cities on December 3rd and 4th, to help with the empty stocking fund.

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