Thankful Hearts Christmas Giveaway set for Saturday

Abigail Gibson

PIKEVILLE — A Christmas tradition continues this year as Thankful Hearts Food Pantry will host a Christmas Giveaway on Dec. 2 at 9:30 a.m. at the food pantry, located at 648 Adams Rd. in Pikeville.


Children will receive gifts from Santa — clothing, toys and much more. Children must be present to receive gifts. Lunch will be provided or bags will be available to grab on-the-go with a sandwich, fruit, drink and a sweet treat.


The project has been providing Christmas to people in this area since 1991. Over the years, it has grown tremendously and the group is expected to serve close to 2,500 people this year.


"Our goal is to do the Lord's work and help people in the area we live. We want to be able to assist low or no income families who will not only need gifts for children, but coats, gloves, hats, shoes and bedding as well," said Trissia Scott with Thankful Hearts Food Pantry. "We want to help families in need and provide a joyful Christmas for each of them. Seeing the children smile when they receive our help makes it worthwhile."


Scott said several hundred bicycles will be given away while supplies last.


"We look forward to this each year. It's something that really makes a difference in our community," she added.


Scott said anyone is able to attend who needs help in providing their child a wonderful Christmas.


The Christmas giveaway will end when supplies are gone.


For more information, contact Thankful Hearts Food Pantry at 606-437-6221.