The Concerned Citizens That Care feed 205 Families for Thanksgiving

Published 10:39 am Wednesday, November 22, 2023

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By Sarah Brown – Managing Editor

Johnny and Barbra Dennis and The Concerned Citizens That Care joined together with sponsors and volunteers to help provide food for needy families at Thanksgiving. They held the drive-thru food drive at the Cordele Lions Club fair grounds on November 22, 2023. Through the combine efforts of local organizations, donors, and volunteers they were able to collect and distribute 205 turkeys, a bunch of fresh collards and a box of food that included; grits, meal, macaroni and cheese, rice, soda, cereal, can foods and other miscellaneous items.

The concerned Citizens That Care is a non-profit organization that is made up of a group of citizens from the community. The group began in 2002, with just a few members, throughout the years Johnny and Barbra have continued to grow the organization. This year is their 21st year of serving the community.

The families that are selected through the organization are referred to them by West Central Georgia CSC Inc., The Department of Family and Children Services, Middle Flint behavioral Healthcare, Cordele Housing Authority, Crisp County School System and other individuals throughout the community that know someone who are in need.

They also purchase toys or give monetary donation to 2 families for Christmas. Their motto is and always will be, “ God blesses us so that we can bless other and it is more blessed to give than to receive.”

The group gives all thanks to God for him allowing them to continue this important project each year. “Without him we would not be able to do what we do,” said Johnny Dennis. They are also thankful to everyone who donated to the cause, whether it was $1 or $100 they truly appreciate it. The generosity of the community allowed them to serve 205 families this Thanksgiving.