CUMMING, Ga. — Hundreds of locals were treated to a holiday feast at Tam’s Backstage on Monday, December 2, as part of the 15th annual “Helpings of Hope.”

“This is a great time of year for us,” co-owner Kelly Tam said. “We just open our doors up to feed folks a holiday meal that might not otherwise get it.”

“We have the senior center here right now,” co-owner Brian Tam said. “Then, we'll have groups from No Longer Bound, the Boys Lounge, Jesse's House, Family Haven, and a few of the other organizations in need.”

He says the event, which provides food to about 350 people, is a big hit every year, but it would not be possible with the help of dozens of volunteers.

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“We'll probably have 30 or 35 [volunteers],” Brian said. “They just keep coming, and we're happy to provide an avenue for people to give back.”

That’s what it’s all about – giving back.

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“We have our staff that volunteers,” Kelly said. “We also have other organizations that chip in for the day of and that's really through the city of Cumming, First Redeemer Church helps out a lot, the Rotary Club of Forsyth is here, the board of education participates as well. So it takes a lot of folks.”

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