We are a small town farm, which means we hold our small communities near and dear to our heart. If you follow us on our social media pages, then you know we have made it a priority to give back this holiday season. At Thanksgiving, we tested out a new way to help families, by giving away a few of our Thanksgiving turkeys, as well as some chickens. We allowed friends, families, and neighbors to nominate themselves or others who could use help with their holiday meals. We made sure that our recipients had all of the ingredients they would need for a nice, warm meal for their family. It warmed our hearts to meet these families when they picked up their items, or when they were delivered. Everyone was so grateful to receive, as we were to give!
We had great participation and feedback, so we just knew we needed to offer this to more families at Christmas time.
The local YMCA (Sparta/White County) reached out to us to team up with them and the great people at The River Church in Sparta, to organize a giant food and toy drive for families in need. These are 2 amazing groups, and they are such an inspiration to the lives they touch. Last week our team helped pack boxes of food and toys for over 25 nominated families from our community, and were lucky enough to hand out the items and meet some of the recipients as well. We do not share our actions to brag, but rather to express our gratitude to God that we are able to do, and also encourage others to do the same, if they are able.
“And now I commit you to God and to the message of His grace, which is able to build you up and to give you an inheritance among all who are sanctified. I have not coveted anyone’s silver or gold or clothing. You yourselves know that these hands have provided for my needs and for those who were with me. In every way I’ve shown you that by laboring like this, it is necessary to help the weak and to keep in mind the words of the Lord Jesus, for He said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
We are blessed to serve others as we serve our Lord.
We cant wait for our next opportunity to give back.
Here are some photos we took from the food drives (with permission).