Local residents help provide needy with Thanksgiving dinner

Sedanos, Lake County churches help those in need, homeless

Published On: Nov 13 2012 12:41:24 PM EST   Updated On: Nov 19 2012 05:55:41 PM EST

Central Floridians are teaming up to help those in need have a Thanksgiving dinner.

Sedano's Supermarkets and the City of Kissimmee provided Thanksgiving dinner for 100 families in need Monday afternoon.

The event is a first for the grocer, which says it aims to make it a tradition. Each family got a dinner worth about $75 dollars including a Butterball turkey and all the fixings--sweet potatoes, rice, gravy and more.

Kissimmee city officials chose the families based on need.

Lester Porter's family was one of the lucky groups to get a dinner, which Porter said would allow him to enjoy Thanksgiving with his family stress-free.

"I wish I could thank them by name, but we thank everyone who was a part of this event and made this happen to help so many," said Porter.

Two Lake County churches are also teaming up to provide free turkeys for needy families and a free dinner for the homeless.

Cathedral of Power Church along with ASHER'S Church will be giving away 400 free turkeys on November 19th and doing a free Thanksgiving dinner on Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Both events will take place at the Cathedral of Power Church on Hatteras Avenue in Clermont. The churches currently need volunteers to help serve and cleanup. 

 For more information call Chris Walker at 352-321-2930.