By Morgan Bryce

Harvest Evangelism is needing the community’s help to distribute more than 2,000 meals to people in need this Thanksgiving.
This tradition was started more than 30 years ago, but has seen major growth during the last 25 years, according to Harvest Evangelism founder Rick Hagans.
Starting at 7 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning under a large tent at Harvest Thrift Store, Hagans and volunteers will gather to package, deliver and distribute meals to local families, blue-collar workers, senior citizens with fixed incomes and others who might go without a home-cooked meal that day.
“If someone thinks they need a meal, we take them one and don’t ask questions. Even if they don’t truly need it, we use it as an opportunity to tell them about Jesus,” Hagans said.
In order to reach their goal, Hagans said they are still seeking donations and volunteers.
Food donations can be dropped off at the thrift store, which is located at 2540 Pepperell Parkway.
Those interested in volunteering can speak with Harvest Evangelism staff by calling 334-742-0777.
“We hope everyone that receives a meal will feel full, but also feel a spirit of peace, love and a part of a community that shows the love that Jesus has for them,” Hagans said.
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