The new ZOOM™ Gulf gas station and convenience store in MPS Chairman Paul McKee, Jr.’s NorthSide Regeneration development is making a positive impact on the lives of St. Louis City’s neediest residents this Thanksgiving. On Friday, Nov. 16, Sysco St. Louis delivered 250 frozen turkeys to the new ZOOM at 1300 N. Tucker Blvd. for donation to five St. Louis area churches and charities. ZOOM and Sysco each donated half the amount to purchase the turkeys.
“We are proud to be a part of North St. Louis City, which means taking an active role in supporting and revitalizing the community and its residents around us,” said McKee. “We hope that our donation, which was made possible by the generous support of Sysco, will help to brighten the Thanksgiving holiday for some of St. Louis City’s neediest families this year.”
Organizations that received the donated turkeys included: St. Patrick Center, St. John House of Hope, Zion Lutheran Church, Grace Missionary Baptist Church and Peace Tabernacle Church.
“Thank you for your kindness and generosity this holiday season. What a timely and much appreciated donation to the Church. Many families will now have a very happy Thanksgiving,” said Rev. Jonathan Davis of Grace Missionary Baptist Church.
James Montgomery, Program Support Services Coordinator at St. Patrick Center, also thanked ZOOM and Sysco for their generosity, “Thank you so much for your donation of 50 turkeys. We will give these out with our annual Thanksgiving food giveaway. Thank you for blessing 50 families.”
Andrea Carson, Operations Manager at St. John House of Hope, distributed the turkeys to needy families through the church’s food pantry on Sunday, with the remaining turkeys delivered to sick and shut-in families in the St. Louis area.
“Thank you so much for thinking of St. John House of Hope and gifting us with the turkeys. Pastor Lemons and the entire Board of Directors want to let you know how appreciative we are of being considered. We are blessed by your generosity and House of Hope was excited to be able to share the blessing,” said Carson.