Everyone should have a Thanksgiving meal and the local United Way set out to make sure that happens again this year. United Way of Williamson County and Patricia Hart Society’s held its annual Full Tummies Warm Hearts drive last week.
Volunteers met at United Way of Williamson County before disbursing to pick up and deliver baskets of food donated by local companies, schools, and individuals.
Last year, there were 231 sponsors and 97 volunteers who delivered baskets for 864 households (3,564 individuals). This year’s donations and delivers benefited more than 800 Williamson County households.
Full Tummies Warm Hearts began through the vision of a few women sitting around a table in a conversation about our community. Members of the Patricia Hart Society women’s group made a commitment to assist individuals and families in Williamson County who do not have the means to serve or enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal. For more than a decade, United Way of Williamson County’s corporate and community partners, as well as individual supporters, have “sponsored” anonymous individuals and families, and contributed donated food and their time and resources to make the Thanksgiving food drive possible.
Baskets included nonperishable food and gift cards for perishable items, plus anything the donor wanted to include such as warm socks, games, or other treats and decorations. Local schools and nonprofits handle the confidential receipt of the baskets for the individuals and families.
To learn out more at about United Way of Williamson County, the Patricia Hart Society, or Full Tummies Warm Hearts, please visit www.uwwc.org or call the United Way office at 615-771-2312.