Nine-year-old collecting money for church’s Thanksgiving food drive; how you can donate

Nine-year-old collecting money for church’s Thanksgiving food drive; how you can donate

Nine year old Jordan Baker has helped out with Crossroad Church’s Thanksgiving Food Drive since he was a toddler.

With so much going on around this year’s holiday, he decided to step it up.

And not just shop for his family, but for people who don’t have the luxury of going to the grocery store.

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“I started doing shopping for us and I decided I like getting all the shopping stuff so I wanted to do it more,” Jordan said.

If a family needs food because they can’t afford it or if a family is in quarantine due to Covid-19, Jordan can help.

“I decided my goal is one-thousand dollars,” Jordan said in a video posted to his parent’s Facebook pages. “My mom and dad have 500 Facebook friends, if each of you guys send me one, I mean two dollars each, I can hit my goal or you can send me one-thousand dollars and my friend Katie would be so proud!”

In just a couple of days, Jordan has put together 17 boxes for 17 families this Thanksgiving.

“It makes me feel good that I get to help people,” Jordan said.

And you can help Jordan help others this weekend.

Crossroad Church will be outside Target in Sugarcreek Twp. on Sunday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. to collect items for their food drive.

“The strain on families has turned into a strain on local food pantry’s and this is a way that people like you and me, people in the community can put a thanksgiving meal on someone’s table,” said Crossroad Church Pastor, Andy Reider.

Crossroad is looking at feeding 100,000 people this Thanksgiving.

Jordan, is making sure they reach that goal.

Due to a rise in covid-19 cases, the food drive will be contactless.

“You don’t even have to get out of your car, you can shop, we’ll take it out of your car,” Reider said. “It’s safe and it’ll really make someone’s Thanksgiving.”

For more info, check the Crossroad Church website.