Church again provides free meals for Thanksgiving

Nov. 20—HIGH POINT — An east High Point church will continue a Thanksgiving week tradition Tuesday, Nov. 21, as its parishioners distribute 10,000 meals for the holiday.

Williams Memorial CME Church at 3400 Triangle Lake Road is marking its 12th year with the meal giveaway. The meal boxes will be donated on the church grounds on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 10 a.m. The distribution will take place through a vehicle drive-thru.

Each meal box has a turkey, green beans, corn, stuffing, yams, cranberry sauce and a starch such as macaroni and cheese, potatoes or rice. The meal is designed to feed a family of at least five.

"We want these items to help those who are hungry or may not have the resources to get what they need," said the Rev. Robert Williams, church pastor, in a statement to The High Point Enterprise. "We've worked hard to collect these items so that others don't have to."

The congregation's preparation for the meal giveaway begins in the spring when parishioners start bringing components of the meal, such as green beans in May and corn in June.

The number of meals distributed for the holiday has doubled since Williams Memorial began its outreach.

The meal distribution will take place regardless of the weather. Tuesday is expected to be rainy with periods of heavy precipitation for the first time since mid-October. — 336-888-3528 — @HPEpaul