Volunteers help serve 900-plus meals on Christmas

More than 900 hot meals were served on Christmas Day to Jackson County residents in need.

It was a record-breaking year for the community project, which is organized by two Seymour businesses, The Brooklyn Pizza Co. and Bubba’s Place.

For the past five years, Brooklyn Pizza owner Shawn Malone and Bubba’s Place owners Brian “Bubba” and Jessica D’Arco have sponsored the event.

But it’s the support of those who donate and volunteer that make the day a success, Malone said.

A total of 927 meals were served from two locations with 850 of those being delivered by volunteers.

The $2,000 in donations made by local businesses and individuals covered the cost of all of the food and even resulted in some leftover money that will be donated to help stock The Alley and the Community Diner with meat and vegetables.

“These groups are feeding people daily and weekly,” Malone said.

Major donations were made by Ranger Enterprises, Showbound Express, King’s Trucking and Excavation, Seymour NAPA, Seymour RE/MAX, The Home Depot and Peggy’s Cleaning Service. United Way also supports the event by taking meal orders through its 2-1-1 hotline.

Read the full story in Friday’s Tribune and online at tribtown.com.

Author photo
January Rutherford is a reporter for The (Seymour) Tribune. She can be reached at jrutherford@tribtown.com or 812-523-7069.