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Annual “Feed the Hungry” event set for Christmas Day, in need of donations and volunteers
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Volunteers gathered in the Gordon Pirkle Room at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame on Christmas Day for the fourth annual Feed the Hungry event. - photo by Allie Dean

The seventh annual Dawson Feed the Hungry event will take place on Christmas Day this year, and in the time leading up to Dec. 25 event organizers are asking for volunteers and donations to help it run smoothly.

Each year, Feed the Hungry provides a hot meal to those in need of one on Christmas Day. Volunteers help to prepare and serve the food, and meals are available to pick up or to deliver. This year’s event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 25 at the Dawsonville Pool Room. 

According to event updates by organizer Scotty Seay, currently he is still in need of volunteers to help serve and to help deliver the meals, as well as donations of food or monetary support. 

“Still needing donations and volunteers for this event,” Seay said in his update. “We are behind in volunteers and donations; every little bit helps folks so call, text or email me if you would like to donate or be volunteers.” 

According to the event poster, this year’s menu includes grilled boneless chicken breast, barbecue pulled pork, green beans, corn, mac and cheese, rolls, mashed potatoes, assorted desserts, and bottled water and canned soda. 

Donations of any of the menu items listed are welcomed and appreciated. According to Seay, the most-needed donations for now are green beans and corn, cooked ahead and dropped off on the day of the event, full-size metal catering pans, three-compartment to-go boxes, desserts and drinks. 

“We will take any other food donations cooked on the menu as well and I will be cooking the majority of the meats and other stuff,” Seay said. 

Hot food can be dropped off the day of the event, and desserts can be dropped off a few days beforehand. 

Volunteers are also needed to help serve the food and to deliver the meals to those who have pre-ordered delivery. Those wanting to volunteer can reach out to Seay by emailing with information about how many people will be volunteering, what time they would like to volunteer and a contact name and phone number. 

Monetary donations to help with food costs are also welcomed. Money can be donated online by going to

For those needing a meal, anyone from Dawson or any surrounding county is invited to come get one on Christmas Day. Those needing a meal delivered to them on Christmas can pre-order to ensure delivery by calling 770-866-2005. 

For more information on getting a Christmas Day meal, volunteering or donating, contact Scotty Seay by calling 770-866-2005 or by emailing