Thanksgiving is almost here, and to spread a little holiday cheer Origin Bank held a hamburger plate sale on Friday, November 2, the proceeds of which went to Care and Hope Ministry.

Community service is important to Origin Bank, and they hold two fundraisers a year. This year's choice was a fundraiser to help Care and Hope Ministry, a thrift store that gives out monthly boxes of food to over 500 families in the community.

“They help a lot of people and it stays here,” said Origin Bank employee Sandy Rallinson.

Origin Bank is not only selling hamburger plates, however. They are also holding a food drive. Donations are being taken up at Bastrop Super Foods, Save U More, and Origin Bank from now until November 16. The food will be delivered to Care and Hope Ministry to be given out to families in need. The bank and sponsor stores want to help those in need, especially near the holidays.

“We're just trying to help the community,” said a volunteer.

Employees from Origin Bank as well as store employees helped grill and box hamburgers.

“Employees from our sponsor locations are helping,” noted Rallinson. “We have employees from Origin, Save U More, and Superfoods.”

The volunteers were all smiles as they packed boxes with hamburgers, chips, and cookies. Others grilled the patties donated by J&S Cattle.

Origin Bank is glad to give back to the community in this way and thanks their sponsors: Bastrop Super Foods, Save U More, J&S Cattle, McDonalds, and Sonic. They are also thankful for the store employees who donated their time and services.

Origin hopes that the money and food donations will be put to good use by Care and Hope Ministry and that in this way they can help touch lives in the community.