The Mission Department of Thirkield United Methodist Church (New Orleans District) is celebrating 25 years of giving food boxes to needy families in the community of Bogalusa, Louisiana. Each month, two families get enough food to last a month. Rev. Louis A. Smith serves as pastor for Thirkield UMC. Members of the church’s Mission Department include, left to right, Stanley Brown, Pamela Smith, Shirley Guy, Bobby Youngblood and Richard Smith. Not shown is Ernie Jones.