CRESTVIEW — Gary and Doris Johnson of The New Way of Life Outreach Ministry are planning a free Thanksgiving feast for the community's homeless and hungry.
The meal will be served at 2 p.m. Nov. 23 at 398 Spring St. N., Crestview. They also invite all military members, EMS and law enforcement officers to attend.

"I know that there are a lot of us that know what it is like to be hungry and in need and without family at this time of year," Gary Johnson said. "Come out and participate with us on Thanksgiving Day."

All businesses and individuals in Okaloosa County and surrounding areas may assist with the effort.

Donations needed are: 20 turkeys; 10 hams, five roasts; turkey legs; turkey wings; celery; onions; bell peppers; cheese; macaroni; cream of chicken soup; cream of mushroom soup; cream of celery soup; eggs; white potatoes; sweet potatoes; pie crusts; whole milk; cans of Carnation milk; sugar; salad dressing; peanut oil; pickle relish; vanilla flavoring; water, sodas and juices; napkins; paper towels dinner trays; plastic forks; and spoons.

Donations are tax deductible. There is also a need for volunteers.

Last Thanksgiving, the Johnsons said, they fed 559 people, and expect to help 400 to 450 this year.

"May God bless you and your family during the holidays," Gary Johnson said.

Call the Johnsons at 229-379-1741 or 398-0431 for more information.