At 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 10, 500 families residing in the South Hill and surrounding communities in Mecklenburg County received 30-pound boxes of food for healthy meals, just in time for the holidays.
Made possible by a generous donation from the Hermie and Elliott Sadler Foundation, FeedMore worked with local partner agencies in South Hill to identify families to take part in this special holiday distribution. Both Mecklenburg Senior Citizens and South Hill Bread Box identified local recipients and assisted in the distribution.
The holiday meal boxes contained fresh produce, meat, boxed and canned goods and all the fixings for a holiday meal, including a chicken roaster, dinner rolls, green beans, stuffing, black eyed peas, cranberry jelly, potatoes, onions, gravy and sweet potatoes.
“The holidays are such a special time for us all,” said Doug Pick, Chief Executive Officer at FeedMore. “We are so very thankful for our growing partnership with the Sadler family and are grateful for their dedication to our mission of providing our region’s vulnerable populations with one of the most basic necessities, especially during this special time of year.”
Hermie Sadler was in attendance on Saturday to assist with the distribution of holiday boxes to the families in need.
“Elliott and I are proud to partner with FeedMore and these local businesses to provide much needed food and support for people in need in our area,” said Hermie Sadler, co-founder of The Hermie and Elliott Sadler Foundation. “We appreciate everyone’s support for this special event.”
In addition to the generosity of the Sadler family, this distribution was also made possible by the support of other businesses in the community including Boyd Honda and Boyd Chrysler Dodge Jeep of South Hill, Boyd Chevrolet Buick GMC of Emporia, Citizens Community Bank, Parker Oil & Propane Company, Brian’s Steak House, Pearce Oil Company, Express Care, Express Car Wash, B&W Mini Storage, Day Inn of South Hill, Williams Enterprises of South Hill, Sadler Brothers Oil Company and Slip-in Food Marts.
For pictures of the distribution event, please visit the Dropbox link here.
About the Sadler Foundation
The Hermie and Elliott Sadler Charitable Foundation is dedicated to raising autism awareness and promoting research for a cure while also supporting initiatives that improve educational opportunities for children and their families. The Foundation provides support to projects that share the ideals and concerns of the Sadler family.