Judson students assist with annual Thanksgiving meal distribution | Judson College


Judson students assist with annual Thanksgiving meal distribution

On Thursday, Nov. 21, Judson College student and staff volunteers, Sowing Seeds of Hope staff and volunteers, and members of Perry County churches, First Presbyterian Church of Tuscaloosa, and Mountain Brook Baptist Church met at the Sowing Seeds of Hope Job Training Center to sort, package, and distribute 304 bags of food to Perry County residents in need of Thanksgiving meals.

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Volunteers decorated brown paper bags with “Happy Thanksgiving” messages and filled them with canned goods, non-perishable items, juice, potatoes, meat, and Marion Food Valu gift cards. The Judson Student Government Association and Social Work club collected 400 cans of soup for the project earlier this week.

Laura Boltz, Assistant Professor of Social Work, shows a decorated bag for the Thanksgiving meal distribution.


Boltz is the staff advisor for the Student Organization for Social Work (SOSW), who collected the most canned soup in the competitive drive with Student Government Association earlier this week. As the representative for the “winning” organization, Boltz was showered with a bucket of cold water Wednesday afternoon! Talk about taking one for the team! (Makayla Smith, SOSW President, and Cassidy Padgett, SGA President, do the honors.)

Sowing Seeds of Hope (SSOH) is a non-profit organization located in Marion, Ala. that is dedicated to improving the quality of living and working in Perry County through economic and community development initiatives. For more information about the project or other SSOH initiatives, contact Frances Ford, Judson alumna and Executive Director of Sowing Seeds of Hope, at 334.683.6152.