GROVELAND — A local organization is looking for for last-minute donations for its annual Thanksgiving dinner.

Groveland Cares, a nonprofit organization founded by resident Rose Radzik, was started as a way to bring the community together for Thanksgiving. The organization hosts food drives throughout the area and provides food that is cooked and served by volunteers.

At one time, the city of Groveland sponsored the dinner, but stopped because of budgeting issues, so Radzik decided to take over the event and continue the tradition.

This year, Groveland Cares is working with Thrivent Financial, a financial services organization in Groveland, and they are expecting to serve more than 300 pounds of turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, rolls, cookies and pie.

The 10th annual dinner will be from 1 to 5 p.m. on Nov. 12 at the First Baptist Church of Groveland, 137 E. Cherry St.

For those wanting to help, the organization is requesting donations of Publix gift cards. They can be mailed, by Nov. 10, to Groveland Cares Inc., P.O. Box 284, Groveland, FL 34736.

Residents wanting to volunteer can call Radzik at 407-408-7824 or email Groveland_Cares@cfl.rr.com.