Linton church wants to provide free Thanksgiving meals

Friday, November 10, 2017

According to STATS Indiana, 14.7 percent of adults and 21.6 percent of children in Greene County live in poverty. These numbers are 0.3 percent and 1.2 percent higher than Indiana overall.

During a holiday where families come together over large feasts, families and children may have a hard time making ends meet if they are able to celebrate at all. Linton First Christian Church in Linton wants to ensure that any family who wants to celebrate Thanksgiving is able to do so.

As of the beginning of November, families can request a delivery on Thanksgiving Day. Deliveries can be made to families within city limits of Linton, Bloomfield, Dugger, Jasonville, Switz City, Lyons, Worthington and Sandborn.

The delivery, as well as the option to dine-in at Linton First Christianís Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner, is free to everyone. Families also have the option carry their meals out of the church. Dine-in will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and transportation to the church for the event is available in Linton. Families are welcome to enjoy turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, homemade noodles, dressing, green beans, corn, sweet potatoes, dinner rolls and pumpkin pie with whipped cream.

Volunteer enlistment to serve the meals and food donations have been in the works since early October. Last year, the church served up 1,400 meals and anticipate to serve around 1,500 this Thanksgiving.

To request a meal delivery or for more information, call 812-847-9535 or visit

Linton First Christian Church is located on Highway 54 East in Linton.

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