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Pantry on Peak collects more food than expected to feed Muskogee families for Thanksgiving

Posted at 8:24 PM, Nov 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-21 00:21:34-05

MUSKOGEE, Okla. - It's the little pantry that could, a Muskogee business-owner taking a small idea to honor a loved one and turning it into Thanksgiving dinners for dozens of people. 

The sun may've been going down in Muskogee, but the volunteers were just getting started. 

Cans of corn perfectly stacked, dessert lined up and a mountain of turkeys; but food kept coming. 

“We saw on her Instagram, Facebok that they needed help and so we thought it’d be a great idea to help out our own community," said Hilldale Student and Nike Club member Elizabeth Seabolt.

The Pantry on Peak lighting a fire under Muskogee students, churches and co-workers to feed their neighbors.

“It shouldn’t be about who did what, it should just be doing things for people and doing good things for the community," said Emmanuel Baptist Church Pastor David Smith. 

“I am really surprised," said the pantry's founder Jennifer Hollingshead. 

She never knew a tiny entertainment center from her living room would turn into about forty meals for families. 

Now, families that were once worried about Thanksgiving, no questions asked, have their dinners figured out. 

“It’s really important to me because the pantry idea came from KC," Hollingshead said. 

Her idea coming from her angel. 

“He was homeless or moving from friend to friend’s house most of his adult life.”

Her cousin KC Foster had his share of challenges, but confided in her the idea of an anonymous pantry; never living to see it happen after a drunk driver selfishly took him. 

“I’m surely blessed that he showed me that video of the pantry and that I didn’t let it escape my heart.”

KC's legacy feeding people like him who just needed a hand, and giving Muskogee the hunger to reach out. 

Pantry on Peak will hand out baskets of Thanksgiving dinner to those who requested them Tuesday and Wednesday. 

For more information on how you can donate, visit their Facebook Page

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