JOHNSONVILLE, SC (WBTW) – A Florence County organization distributed enough food for about 200 people on Monday at a Thanksgiving drive-thru event.
The event hosted by the Lydia’s Nest group took place throughout the day on Broadway Street in Johnsonville. No one had to get out of their car, and the volunteers practiced social distancing by loading food into the trunks of cars.
Dr Barbara Black, founder of Lydia’s Nest, said many people benefited from the event, which provided turkeys, ham, rice and other food items to those who stopped by.
“We have a lot of old people here, old people, and a lot of them don’t have families,” she said. “A lot of them live on their own, so we just want to make sure everyone has what they need to get through, especially during the Thanksgiving holidays.”
Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations for anyone 5 years of age or older were also offered at the event thanks to Healthcare Partners of South Carolina.
According to Lydia’s Nest Facebook page, the “mission of the organization is to change the world one community at a time through education, health and wellness. Affect lives, demonstrate discipline, self-esteem, and provide positive attributes and love for self and others through the use of the arts and education.