CCC provides turkey dinner to people in need

CCC students are collecting turkeys and all of the trimmings of the Thanksgiving dinner to give to families in the Kansas City metropolitan area. For some, this will be the only real meal they will have this year.

“It’s my moral duty to do this. I am helping the community be better. Through our actions we can be the good our society wants us to be,” said senior Chris Nel. Students are taking donations for the Nov. 23 event. The dinners given out will include everything from yams to a turkey. The goal is to provide 50 dinners for the area’s needy.

“One family called me and wanted enough food just for one day, and then they would go back to the way things were, with no food,” Poplau said.

Donations are made by the students and families. Steve and Deb Beyer, a couple that donates every year, donated 30 turkeys, 12 of which will be saved for the Christmas dinner at Quick’s BBQ on December 7.