Petal Children's Task Force host annual food box giveaway

Petal Children's Task Force host annual food box giveaway

PETAL, MS (WDAM) - The Petal Children's Task Force helped their annual Thanksgiving food box giveaway Tuesday.

The group, made mostly of volunteers, were about to put together over 160 food boxes for the needy in their community.

The boxes consisted of a weeks worth of food for an average size family, as well as a turkey with all the ingredients to make dinner.

"We were so thankful for the community for doing the food for the boxes in the stores that work with us," said Demaris Lee, Petal Children's' Task Force Director. "This is going to be a great Thanksgiving for a lot of people."

The Petal Childrens task force has been hosting the drive since 1989.

The Petal Police Department helped as well as the Forrest County Sheriff's Office.