COUNTY, GA. (WRCB) -- Volunteers in Walker County are teaming up to make sure
families in need have food on the table this Christmas.
It's part of
the county's annual "Empty Stocking Fund."
Volunteers say this is something they look forward to year after year.
As the need
becomes greater, it's even more important to give back.
greeting, as volunteers in Walker County serve a helping of Christmas cheer to
families that don't have a lot.
"We're going to be able to supply those families with a good dinner for Christmas,"
says Billy Teems, with the stocking fund.
For decades, the Empty Stocking Fund has helped put food on the table for
families who may not otherwise have a good meal at Christmas.
the need is great.
"This year we had a record, about 750 applications," says Teems. "We're
probably up about 100 applications this year."
"I'm glad to see Walker County get this kind of relief, because everybody needs
it in Walker County," says Tammy Brock.
the receiving end are thankful.
"I really thank the community for all the love and everything that goes into
this," says Ron Watkins.
"It's just a blessing and an honor to get this, and be able to provide for my
family," says Arthur Wofford III.
volunteers appreciate the opportunity to take care of their neighbors.
"This community cares about them," Teems says. "The businesses, law
enforcement, fire department, local corporations care about this community."
Stocking Fund is in its 39th year.
started in 1973 in Lafayette and has expanded to all of Walker County.
Stocking Fund is paid for by the United Way and other community organizations.
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