Remember those less fortunate today

Published 7:16 pm Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Today, we’ll carve the turkey, slice the ham and sit down to more food than should be allowed at one meal.

Well, most of us will. We will stuff ourselves with turkey until our waistbands cry foul. We will eat gallons of foods that are normally consumed by the quart.

And we will talk about what we’re thankful for. At the top of those thankful lists will be family, food, friends, God, health, cars, boats and other “stuff.”

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But not everyone will share that experience. Not everyone will sit down to turkey, or dressing, or ham, or sweet potatoes, or any of the other things we associate with the holiday.

For some, there will be no celebration. Thanksgiving will only be a reminder of how much they don’t have.

Some parents will do without to give their children a meal today. It’s a sad reality, but some Lincoln County children will go hungry without the two meals school cafeterias provide.

Right here in our own community, there is poverty and hunger. There are several individuals and groups battling this, but there are never enough donations to go around. 

So as we sit down to our holiday meal and think of all the things we are thankful for, let’s remember those who won’t have the same experience.

The same goes for Christmas. Let’s all find a way to help the less fortunate this year. It’s what community is all about.