Connecting Hope & Greater Mt. Zion Church Annual Turkey Giveaway

“We wanted to give people more than just a turkey and hoped the additional items could continue to feed some after Thanksgiving,” Rev. Smith said. 

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By Voice & Viewpoint Staff

Saturday was truly a day of giving and thanksgiving at Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church on Greeley Street. This was the day of the Annual Turkey Giveaway hosted by Connecting Hope under the leadership of Rev. Ray Smith and Pastor J. Lindsey Whitmill, Pastor of Greater Mount Zion. 

According to Rev. Smith, there were 314 Turkeys, 390 bags of food, 220 cases of water, and 170 cases of food and trimmings for the giveaway bags. Turkey’s were purchased with contributions and purchased at the Aldi grocery chain, which has about 8 stores in the San Diego community. 

“We wanted to give people more than just a turkey and hoped the additional items could continue to feed some after Thanksgiving,” Rev. Smith said. 

Over 35 churches pre-ordered the turkeys and the trimmings so that Saturday was a day of pick-ups. A host of individuals volunteered to help make the day a success.