Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and the Feeding the 5000 committee is working hard to make sure that all needy families receive a meal on Thanksgiving Day. Although the job market in SW Florida has seen some improvement over the last year, the slow recovery continues to force many families to seek help. “Feeding the 5000” is a Thanksgiving program that works to insure that no one in our area goes hungry at Thanksgiving. It is a grass roots effort of neighbors helping neighbors where every penny raised goes to providing families with traditional meals at Thanksgiving. The effort was started […]
Thank you for giving your valuable time and talents to help those in need this past Thanksgiving. Your efforts in support of the 2012 Feeding The 5000: Thanksgiving Outreach made it an overwhelming success. Volunteer and financial support poured in from throughout the community making our outreach mission truly a community effort to help those in need.
Feeding the 5000 fed over 6,700 meals on Thanksgiving Day 2012! This year, over 700 volunteers came together to cook, package, and deliver 6,700+ meals–that’s over 400 turkeys and more than 8,000 lbs of side dishes! In the past 5 years, we’ve provided over 30,000 meals in our community.
By Dave Elias, NBC2 Investigator – Nearly 1,000 stood in line Thursday at the Estero Lamb of God Church to receive Thanksgiving Day meals. However they weren’t standing in line for themselves, but rather others. The 1,000 people were all volunteers from Lee, Collier, Hendry and Glades Counties. They were delivering dinner to more than 6,600 families. “I think it’s pretty amazing actually that all of these people came out. They get all of this food together and they’ve giving it to people who need it.” said Chris Eldin. Organizer Tom Mullins said the church is actually feeding fewer people […]
Cape Coral resident, Zachary Panino, 14, and a dozen of his family members volunteered to separate turkey meat for the Thanksgiving outreach, Feeding the 5000, at Lamb of God Church off Estero Parkway. More than 400 volunteers are working together this week to prepare and deliver 6,500 meals to people in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. The volunteer outreach is still looking for drivers on Thanksgiving and monetary donations. For information, visit www.feedingthe5000.net. Original article published by the News-Press.
By Amy Sowder. 'Tis the season for giving, and possibly nobody knows this better than the Feeding the 5000: Thanksgiving Mission led by the Lamb of God Church in south Fort Myers. The mission will need volunteers beginning Sunday, Nov. 18, through Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22.
By Jean Amodea. November 9, 2012 – Southwest Floridians, churches, organizations and even students are preparing to stretch out their hands in compassion and love during the upcoming holidays – and they need your help. Lamb of God Church, in Estero is hosting its 10th annual “Feeding the 5000,” that will supply a traditional Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings to the needy in Lee, Collier, Hendry and Charlotte counties. Cheryl Frogge of the church’s steering committee said the drive is a grass-roots effort of neighbors helping neighbors where every penny raised goes directly to the provision of meals. Last […]