SIDNEY — A Sidney business owner took it upon himself to provide a holiday meal for 11 local families this Christmas.
Dock Foy, a Sidney native and owner of Wireless Dock Store, located at 806 W. Russell Road, handed out the dinners at his store on Dec. 23. He said he knows how it feels to go without and felt compelled to give back.
“Back when I was growing up, The Salvation Army came through the projects and made sure we had Christmas dinner,” Foy said. “I’m a veteran, also, (and) I have a lot of people who support me, therefore I give back to the community.”
The dinners provided by Foy included all the staples of a traditional Christmas feast.
“We gave them enough to cook their own Christmas dinner,” Foy said.
This included a spiral ham, a bag of potatoes, yams, cranberries, green beans, dinner rolls and ingredients for stuffing. The funds for supplying these dinners came from Foy’s own pocket.
Foy’s spirit of generosity is not new. In 2015, he provided Thanksgiving dinner to about 20 families throughout Sidney. He said he plans to make the donation of Christmas dinners a yearly event.
For the past three or four years, Foy has also gone to low-income areas in Sidney during the summers to make hot dogs for the kids and families there.
This year, in July, Foy handed out school supplies to families in need before the start of the new school year. He said he provided supplies to about 40 children. He plans to make this a yearly tradition, as well.
Foy said he uses his Facebook pages, both personal and business accounts, to help him find families who may need help or support in some way.
“You’d be surprised; a lot of people are struggling right here in Sidney,” he said. “I look forward to this being a continuing thing. If anyone knows of any families in need, let me know.”
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