Midlands Bikers Association serves Thanksgiving meal at New Hope Community

The Midlands Bikers Association served up a full holiday meal for the second year in a row at New Hope Community public housing development off Highway One.
The Midlands Bikers Association served up a full holiday meal for the second year in a row at New Hope Community public housing development off Highway One.

GRANITEVILLE, SC (WJBF)- The Midlands Bikers Association served up a full holiday meal for the second year in a row at the public housing development off Highway One.

“The majority of the people think bikers just party, have fun,” said Francis Glenn, president of the Midlands Bikers Association. “We do a variety things. We do toy drives. We donate and give to assisted care and a whole lot of other organizations…food banks.”

Sunday, members came together to serve a Thanksgiving meal at New Hope Community public housing in Graniteville.

“We decided to get together as a group of bikers and social club to come and give them some love, too,” said member Michael Walker.

Midlands Bikers Association is compromised of 13 clubs across South Carolina. It has 50 to 100 members at any given time.

“We come from different areas, but it’s a good thing,” Walker said.

The group chose New Hope Community for a reason.

“This was kind of a needed area,” Glenn said. “We just wanted to give back just to let them know that we do things. We try to look out for our needy, our elderly.”

They served 100 plates last year at New Hope for Thanksgiving, but Sunday they prepared 150 servings of hot food in anticipation of reaching even more people.

“Everybody needs to eat,” Walker said. “And the thing about it is it put a smile on they face.”

The Midlands Bikers Association hopes to continue the tradition next year.

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