'Good Neighbors' make donations in Kennett

KENNETT, MO (KAIT) - The Kennett Jaycees Good Neighbor's Project began their food basket deliveries Thursday. For almost 50 years, the Kennett Jaycees have been filling food baskets to give to those who need it most.

Chairman of the project, Nick Weatherwax, said the Jaycees put together over 160 food baskets for families all across Kennett.

"The schools are a big supporter, they collect a lot of food for us," said Weatherwax. "Some of the banks collect food for us, other people just donate money and we actually spend $5,000 at the grocery stores."

Families are chosen from applications. School councilors also suggest the families of some of their students. Weatherwax said his favorite memory was of a woman who received a basket that didn't know she was on the list.

"She didn't fill out an application or anything, and we gave her a basket." said Weatherwax. "Whenever the little lady gives you a hug and cries and says God bless you, that's what it's all about."

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