Food basket project continues

The Southwest Community Club continued a Thanksgiving tradition Tuesday with its annual food basket project.
Nov 28, 2013
(Kimberly Jordan • Lebanon Democrat) Members of the Southwest Community Club are pictured with the finished food baskets that were prepared for individuals in need in the community. From left are Goldie Brown, Club Treasurer Barbara Allen, Cathy White, Club President Glenda Pitts, UT Extension Advisor J.W. McGuire, Club Secretary Claudine Martin, Thelma Shockley, Carolyn Rhone and Kay Logue.
(Kimberly Jordan • Lebanon Democrat) Food basket project chairman Annette Neal stands with Claudine Martin, club secretary and Glenda Pitts, club president, displaying the contents of the finished food baskets put together by the Southwest Community Club each year.

The Southwest Community Club continued a Thanksgiving tradition Tuesday with its annual food basket project.

The group gathered at Market Street Community Center to assemble the boxes with all the essentials for a Thanksgiving meal, including the star of the day - a turkey. 

The nonprofit organization conducts many projects throughout the year to help those less fortunate, but Club President Glenda Pitts said this is one of the club's largest.

"What we have done is, members have submitted one name of somebody they feel could use a box. We select 15 names and gather up the items for the boxes."

She said that every member gets involved with purchasing items for the food baskets. 

"They provide many of the ingredients for the boxes," Pitts said. "One member may buy eight cartons of eggs, and another will buy the other seven."

She said that nothing gets neglected when it comes to the content of the baskets.

"We have everything from the turkey to the cake mix. We don't leave anything out. We do the turkey, green beans, stuffing – everything."

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