Clinkscales and a host of volunteers put together over 160 food baskets to hand out for Thanksgiving to the needy throughout St. Clair County.
“This is my 26th straight year to do this,” Clinkscales said. “I love this, and I love helping the needy. We have more needy families this year because of the April tornadoes, and the job situation where there is nine percent unemployment in Alabama. Everyone has to help. It is so essential.”
Clinkscales said after planning to help 160 families, they received even more calls for help, and she really doesn’t know how many food baskets the group of volunteers will hand out.
Each food basket contains one turkey, stuffing mix, cranberry sauce, green beans, cakes, sliced peaches, and rolls.
“This makes me feel so good,” Clinkscales said.
Even before the Thanksgiving food baskets are handed out, Clinkscales is already planning what she has to do for Christmas.
“I still have Christmas food baskets to put together and the Toys for Kids to gather up for the needy children,” she said. “We have a tremendous number of children who are going to need toys.”
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