Jo’s Community Dinners outreach serves almost 1,000 holiday meals

Published 9:15 am Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Jo’s Community Dinners, a community outreach that provides free meals at Thanksgiving and Christmas, served more than 450 meals on Christmas Day.

Jimmy Grimes helps prepare the meals.

The meals were delivered or picked up at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. More than 500 meals were served on Thanksgiving.

St. Mary’s organizes the outreach, which is an ecumenical effort supported by First United Methodist Church and Christ the King Catholic Church, as well as local civic groups.

Terry Kyzar, who coordinates the kitchen efforts, and Jan Morris, who coordinates the administrative portion of the effort, expressed their appreciation to the many volunteers who helped with the meal, and those who contributed to the effort.

Terry Kyzar prepares a meal.