Since 2007, Savannah Smiles has teamed up with First Baptist Church of Slidell to provide groceries for families at Thanksgiving and Christmas. In each bag the items to prepare an entire holiday meal are included. Along with the food there is a $25 gift card to a local grocery for refrigerated items. All families that receive a meal bag are nominated by local churches and charities.
In 2007, we provided a total of 25 meal bags for Thanksgiving and Christmas combined!
In 2010, we provided a total of 175 meal bags for Thanksgiving and Christmas combined!
In 2013, we shifted our focus and concentrated on just Thanksgiving, serving 150 families.