It's finally here. Flakesgiving. Now in its 30th year.

Today, we will gather with about 300 or so volunteers in the Metras parking lot and put together 1500 complete meals for families to have to stay home this Thanksgiving.

We received $ 5300.00 from the employees at Altana Federal Credit Union who have been huge donors for many years.

We also got the week started with $ 5000.00 from Albertsons. They also provide all of the boxes for the event at no charge.

I'm looking forward to seeing many of our "regulars" who show up and help every year.

If you donated money or time, I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We are helping a lot of folks who need it.

If you need a meal, the giveaway starts at noon Saturday at Metrapark. Just look for the crowd.