Under the joint leadership of Staff Sergeant Jeff Cain and Sergeant First Class Steve Callahan of Medina's Ohio Army National Guard, and Sergeant Andrew Simons of the U.S. Marine Corps, this morning's Feeding Medina County Thanksgiving Food Distribution at the Medina County Fairgrounds was truly inspiring.
Before the light of dawn, five eager new Marine Corps Recruits - "poolies" - all from Medina County reported for duty, along with Jennifer Webb, the Director of Ministry and Communications at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Medina County ESC Superintendent Dr. Bob Hlasko, Kiwanis, Rotary, CERT and many faithful FMC volunteers who came out to help the hundreds of families experiencing food insecurity here in Medina County.
"It was wonderful to have so many volunteers come out to help during this busy time of year," said FMC Executive Director Sandra Hinkle. "We are especially grateful to the the men and women of the U.S. Military for their friendly help and teamwork during the pandemic with the Feeding Medina County food distributions. Thank you to U.S. Marine Corps Commander Major Brian Hubert who made a special trip to be with us this morning to support our mission. Thank you all for your service. We could not have made it through this year without all of you. Happy Thanksgiving Medina!"