“With the need in our community with kids going hungry we are trying to make sure everyone has a Christmas dinner,” Ussher said. “We provided canned goods, non-perishable items and the hams that were provided.”
Kroger paid for half the hams, she said, and Mercy Health also donated to the cause, she said.
“Last year we had around 50 and this year 102 kids were adopted this year,” Ussher said.
Ussher said a lot of the money that was used to help the families came from private donors and local businesses including dentist officers, chiropractor officers, ESC, and others.
The families that received the donations were families that had nowhere else to turn, Ussher said.
Each child was provided with a coat, hat, gloves, clothes, and non-perishable items.