Local single mothers charity SingleMomzRock is hosting an outreach event to the homeless in the community, providing a Thanksgiving lunch in partnership with Connecting Grounds church.
The lunch will take place from noon until 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving day at Connecting Grounds, 1109 East Commercial in Springfield.
While the event is designed for the single moms in SingleMomzRock to serve the meal, the group and Connecting Grounds are asking community members to contribute food for the event.
Janelle Reed of SingleMomzRock told OI that they are need of a lot of food for next Thursday’s event, in every possible category of food item.
Food will need to be brought to the event “ready to eat”, meaning hot and in a disposable pan that you will not be given back after the event. The organizers say there is no place at the church to heat up any food items.
Any community member or church group that would be interested in providing food for the event are encouraged to contact Janelle Reed via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.