DARLINGTON COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – A group of people will spend their Thanksgiving delivering meals to those who might otherwise go without the traditional holiday spread.
This is the second year for the initiative titled “Operation: Love Thy Neighbor.” It was created by Darlington County Sheriff Tony Chavis to make sure home bound seniors have a good Thanksgiving meal, said Lt. Robert Kilgo of the Darlington County Sheriff’s Office.
About 15 members of the Darlington County Sheriff’s Office, including Sheriff Chavis, will team up with Mended Heart Ministries, Sam’s Club and Piggly Wiggly of Hartsville to deliver meals to home bound senior citizens, according to Lt. Kilgo. They will also have some help from the Hartsville High School Boys Basketball team.
They plan to deliver about 1-2 meals to more than 50 seniors, said Lt. Kilgo.
The Darlington County Sheriff’s Office works with the Darlington County Council on Aging and various religious organization to determine who is in need of the Thanksgiving meals.
Teams will begin making their rounds at 8 a.m. Thursday from the Mended Heart Ministries on Harry Byrd Highway in Darlington.
“We may be the only people our seniors see tomorrow [Thursday],” said Lt. Kilgo.