Created: Wed, 13 Nov 2013 09:59:00 EST
Updated: Wed, 13 Nov 2013 11:58:25 EST
Members of at least two church organizations gathered at The First Seventh Day Adventist Church in Dublin Wednesday night to organize and prepare food packages for needy families.
Thirteen-year-old Amber Lewis is no stranger to community service, but Wednesday was her first time packing food boxes for needy families at First Seventh Day Adventist.
"It's really fun, helping out is a lot of fun," Lewis said.
Lewis was one of roughly 50 volunteers helping to organize and package food to feed hundreds of families. One of the project's organizers, Malela Rozier says the church has been holding the event every year since 2005. Rozier says it has grown from serving only 15 families to more than 200.
"It feels great, it's a rewarding effort to know that I'm associated with such a wonderful organization," Rozier said.
Rozier says all the food is donated, with a large portion coming from the Middle Georgia Community Food Bank. Volunteers from Heavens Haven Baptist Church also came out to support the cause.
"We welcome anyone who would like to be a part of our community service program," Rozier said.
For volunteers looking to break into the holiday spirit and donate some of their time for a good cause, Lewis has a message for you.
"Do it from your heart and always try to help other people in the community," She said.
The church is holding a service and community meal beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday Nov. 16th. Everyone is invited. The families in need will receive their food after the event.