INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 23, 2015) –Thanksgiving is just days away and one organization is seeking last minute financial help to ensure that no one goes hungry this year.
The Mozel Sanders Foundation, one of the largest charity organizations in the state, is serving Thanksgiving holiday meals to its goal of 35,000 people in need.
“We need your prayers and we need the dollars in order for us to make our goal,” said Stephanie Sanders-Young, CEO and president of The Mozel Sanders Foundation. “We need to complete the meal.”
The organization says each plate costs about $4.50, and they’re about 2,000 meals short. Despite receiving strong financial support this year, they say the shortfall is due to increased food costs and supplies and a decrease in the number of financial donations.
In the past, the late radio legend, Amos Brown, helped raise funds for the organization and the dinner.
“He’s gone, so it’s harder for me this year, I don’t have a champion fundraiser,” said Sanders-Young who says she’s staying optimistic that the people Indianapolis will help out. “The Hoosiers are going to be my champion because they’re gonna come through. It’s just sooner the better and I can relax and we can all have a wonderful Thanksgiving.”
Donations can be made online through the organization’s website or in person at the foundation’s headquarters.
Interested volunteers are welcome and the foundation says more help is needed at various locations where the food is being prepared.
“Each year, now, it’s crunch time,” said Sanders-Young. “Indianapolis always comes through, it’s just a matter of when.”