STEVENS POINT (WAOW) -- As the day of giving thanks approaches, a church community in Stevens Point is hitting homes. St. Paul's Lutheran Church collaborated with several local businesses to provide Thanksgiving meals to 85 families in Portage County.
Church leaders say they do this because they want families who are struggling to take the focus off the cost of the meal, and enjoy the holiday.
"We just thought it was really important for those families who are struggling right now to be able to take a moment in their home with their family and remove that one stress and just take the day and focus on what's important in their life and what their truly thankful for," says parishioner Jenny Warzella.
The meals include an 11 pound turkey, potatoes, and all the fixings. This is the second year the community has put on the food box program.