JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Jonesboro restaurant Sunlight Café and Volunteer A-State hosted their "Gift of Gobble" fundraiser for a turkey giveaway Thursday morning.
The event was held at the A-State Pavilion where visitors could grab a meal and make donations to help purchase turkeys to be given away on Thanksgiving.
Daryl Jones, chief operating officer of Sunlight Café, said this is his family's 4th year hosting a turkey fundraiser and they wanted to reach out to less fortunate families to ensure they had a good Thanksgiving meal.
"There are a lot of people who struggle to maintain their household," Jones said. "We're here to feed those people who need to be fed."
There was also a raffle to win 2 weeks of free food at Sunlight Café.
Sunlight Café will use the donations from Thursday's event to purchase turkeys to be given away on Thanksgiving, Nov. 26, at the restaurant.
"We try to give away as many turkeys as we can," Jones said. "It's first-come, first-served. But, if we need to get more turkeys, we will."
Holy Ghost Outreach Ministries was also on site giving away bags of food to people who may need them.
They also sold items to collect donations to be used to purchase food for homeless people in Region 8.
Tim Tipton, founder and executive director of Holy Ghost Outreach Ministries, said they deliver about 20,000 pounds of food on a weekly basis to homeless people and needy families in the area.
If you know someone who needs their services, they can be contacted by phone at (573) 210-8466 or (870) 869-1296 as well as on Facebook.
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