The 32nd annual Thanksgiving Love Feast is on for this Thursday at the Rome Civic Center from 11 am until 2 pm (or until food runs out). It is hosted each year by the Concerned Citizens of Rome and Floyd County to provide a meal for those who might otherwise not have one on Thanksgiving Day. The 2020 event will be take-out only; there will be no inside dining. People that do not have access to transportation may have their meals delivered.

Volunteers and donations are sought for the Thanksgiving Love Feast. Those who wish to serve as a volunteer should contact Reverend Terrell Shields, the Chairman of the Concerned Citizens, by phone at (706) 234-2091. Coats and jackets will again be offered to those in need at the Love Feast and should be taken to the Civic Center this evening from 6 pm to 8 pm; desserts may also be dropped off at that time. Those who have been designated to cook turkey and dressing have been asked to take them to the Civic Center between 8 am and 9 am on Thanksgiving Day.

Monetary contributions may be made via a check payable to “Thanksgiving Love Feast”; send it to P.O. Box 161, Rome, GA 30161. Donations may also be submitted via the Cash App; search for $Lovefeast1987.

Reverend Shields says that Romans may disagree from time to time, but they always take care of their own.

Events like the Love Feast are needed now more than ever as so many people have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, adds Shields.