Local non-profit in need of volunteers to feed the hungry

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ADA, Okla. (KXII) - "It's a sad world when there's people that don't have food to eat," Rozanna Grove said.

But that's the case for many Ada residents, which is why local non-profit, Abba's Tables, was established.

"We serve meals five days a week to anybody who comes through the doors," Manager Margaret Johnson said.

Johnson says Abba's Tables began in a small church 8 years ago.

Since then, the non-profit has grown and feeds about 40-50 people a night at their South Johnston street location.

"There are some homeless folks, there are people on low income, people on limited income and some folks come just for the fellowship," Johnson said.

Johnson says not only do they offer hot meals, but people can take home canned goods, as well as clothes if needed.

She tells us they're in constant need of donations as the end of the month approaches.

"The longer the month gets, the less money that folks have," She said, "they've paid their bills and they bought groceries have lasted maybe they haven't."

Johnson says Abba's Tables relies solely on donations from local grocery stores and the community to feed hundreds of people of every week.

She says about 90 percent of their work is done with the help of volunteers.

"If you can give your time to us that's wonderful, because it just takes quite a few people to pull off a meal," She said.

"Cleaning up it really helps because you've got a lot of stuff to do," Grove said,"these people need it and they need the love, they need to know that people care."

You can visit their website below for information about volunteering.

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