Community Meal to benefit elderly

The Community Meal for the those who serve the city of West Point will be at the CCS cafeteria at 11:30 a.m. after the delivery for the elderly and shut in Friday, Nov. 3.
Staff Writer

There will be a Community Meal for those in service to the city of West Point, at 11:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 3, at the Community Counseling Services cafeteria, on the former Mary Holmes Campus. This will follow food distribution to those who are elderly, handicapped, homeless, shut in members of the community who will have plates delivered to their home.

"We will be delivering plates all morning," said Alma Brown, director of the Community Meal."After that, we want to invite the West Point Police Department, the Clay County Sheriff's Department, the West Point Fire Department and city officials to come and share a meal with us. The door is open to the community as long as there is food available."

Alma Brown said she will also be collecting coats for the needy during the meal. New or gently used coats may be brought to the cafeteria or taken to Brown's clothing shop, ABC Fashions.

"I've always had a heart for our elderly," Brown said. "I don't want them to be forgotten. Everyone gets so busy during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, that sometimes we forget people who aren't able to get out of their homes."

She said each year in November, the preparations are made to feed the elderly, shut-in, disabled, homeless and the city and county service workers who risk so much every day serving the community. It's something Brown does to give back to the community.

"It is a way to give back to the community and to show our thanks to the service departments in our town so they will know how much we appreciate them and the safety they provide to the citizens of West Point and Clay County," Brown said. "We are so thankful for our law enforcement, fire department. city officials and city workers."

Brown said she wanted to thank Jackie Edwards and CCS for allowing them to use the cafeteria on the CCS campus.

For more information or to donate coats, call 662-306-3053 or 662-841-0043.