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Project Annie feeding families in Tallahassee for 21 years

Posted at 6:23 PM, Dec 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-24 18:23:32-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Feeding families this holiday season.

People across the Big Bend are doing just that as you prepare to sit down with your families this Christmas.

For two decades Annie Johnson has been taking care of families in Tallahassee. This year, she is ready to feed even more.

"Collards greens, ham, turkey, dressing, potato salad, lima beans, string beans. We have the whole get out," said Johnson.

With a 5 a.m. wake up call, Johnson plans to cook all of that and more from scratch.

"All my stuff be fresh. I get up and cook the macaroni and cheese, the greens," said Johnson.

Johnson has filled stomachs and hearts in the Frenchtown community for 21 years.

"Winn-Dixie gave me a case of turkeys and I bought two. That was six. It expanded from that to something huge. I've fed as much as 1,400," said Johnson.

One woman cooking enough to feed a whole community and the community appreciates it.

"She's always kind and very caring. Whenever we come, she's always at work always greeting up with a smile," said Leann Watts-Williams. "Her gracious heart is very welcoming of the donations that we bring to her to serve the community."

It's a community-wide effort that extends even after the holidays, thanks to donations made to Project Annie.

"I do things through the week like give out groceries, put out bags of bread for them. Whatever the community gives me, I give it to them," said Johnson.

Johnson says she still needs dessert and rolls for Wednesday's dinner.

If you want to contribute, she's located on West 4th Street in Frenchtown. Food will be served starting at 11 a.m.