Jesse L. Brown Elks Lodge distributes Christmas food boxes

Jesse L. Brown Elks Lodge distributes Christmas food boxes

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - More than three dozen families in and around the Palmer's Crossing area of Hattiesburg will have a good meal this Christmas, thanks to members of one Hub City Elks Lodge. 40 families Saturday received food boxes, complete with turkeys and other holiday items, courtesy of the members of the Jesse L. Brown Elks Lodge.

For the last 30 Christmas seasons, they've been putting together the boxes for pick-up or delivery to needy residents who live near the lodge.

"It's the feeling you get, giving for Christmas," said Marshall Bell, a member of the Elks lodge. "That's the main thing, that you can help somebody else have a better Christmas," he said.

This year, the Elks lodge partnered with Christian Services, Inc. to put together the food boxes.