St. Francis-Fairfield Glade Parish helps feed the hungry

Christina Seaman of St. Francis of Assisi Parish pulls potato packets to include in Thanksgiving food boxes.

Peavine Care Center and Crab Orchard Care Center food pantries received a donation of hundreds of turkeys and boxes of traditional Thanksgiving dinner food to feed hungry families in Cumberland County in time for the holiday in November.

The boxes contained a traditional Thanksgiving meal that fed a family of six. Turkey, dressing, gravy, potatoes, vegetables, cranberry sauce, dinner bread, and pumpkin pie were included in each basket. They were provided through the generosity of parishioners from St. Francis of Assisi in Fairfield Glade, who donated the food and assembled and delivered them to local pantries.

“There are a lot of hungry people in Cumberland County, especially this year with increased food inflation” said Bob Diller, director of Peavine Care Center. “We wanted to make sure that we were able to provide our clients with turkeys for the holidays. Thanks to so many people, not only St. Francis parishioners, but also our own volunteers, we were able to accomplish this goal.”

Peavine Care Center is a local food pantry operated by volunteers and open to residents in Cumberland County. Its mission is to reach out to those in need by providing food, spiritual support, and a kind word. It is located at 44 N. Peavine Plaza in Crossville and can be reached at 931-484-4570 or No qualifying family is turned away, and new clients are always welcome.

Crab Orchard Care Center is located at 87 Commerce St. in Crab Orchard and can be reached at 931-707-5616.

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