With slightly more than a month until Thanksgiving, the county’s annual banquet is short on funds to feed the community.
For the past four years, organizers have come together to put on the feast. They’ve fed hundreds of hungry people a meal of turkey, ham, potatoes, corn and other holiday fixings.
The event has become a hub for needy families without the means for their own dinner, single residents without any other place to go and families who like the warmth of eating with a hall full of other people.
But this year, organizers are struggling to come up with the funds to feed all the people expected to come. Organizers of the county’s community Thanksgiving dinner are in desperate need for financial support. They project as many as 800 people will show up for the holiday meal, up more than 100 from 2011.