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Manpower seeks assistance to help families enjoy Thanksgiving feast

A local office wants to provide Thanksgiving feasts for a number of families in need this November-and they need your help.

Project Cornucopia is Manpower’s way of reaching out to make the holidays better for the community, says Natalie Langford, director of the Greenville Manpower office.

“The economy has continued to make it hard on a lot of local families. Children don’t understand why things aren’t the way they should be or used to be,” said Langford. “So we asked Safe Harbor (the Children’s Advocacy Center) to help us identify families who could use our help.”

The staff at Manpower has undertaken to provide all the times needed for a traditional Thanksgiving meal to 15 families, and are currently taking both monetary and food donations from area businesses and individuals.

“We are particularly needing canned vegetables and meats-turkey, ham, chicken. We can use cranberry sauce, eggs, ingredients for dressing, cakes, pies . . . really any groceries you would use to make a typical Thanksgiving meal,” said Langford.

Monetary donations and food items can be dropped off at the Manpower offices in the Sellers Building on 403 E Commerce St. downtown, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The deadline for donations is 5 p.m. Nov. 23. For more information about Project Cornucopia, contact the Manpower office at 382-6576.