Thanksgiving Food Distribution
This year, the NFCC Thanksgiving program served 445 families. The annual program provides families with a frozen turkey, grocery store gift card and bags of non-perishable food to prepare their own Thanksgiving meal at home.
“The holiday assistance program is so important to the families we serve because it allows them to enjoy the holiday season with their families without the financial burden the holidays often bring,” said Eden Purdy, Director of Programs at NFCC. “This program is so special because every single bag of groceries, frozen turkey, gift card and basket we gave out was donated by the community. We live in a generous community and we are happy to be able to connect donors with individuals and families that desperately need the help.”
There were 380 volunteers on-site over the weekend helping with the Thanksgiving program. The volunteers did everything including sorting food, delivering senior baskets and carrying groceries. Many more volunteers organized food drives and gift card drives throughout the area.
The space for the program was donated by the Hubert Realty Company.
Did You Know:
9+ tons – weight of the food NFCC gives out each week – about the size of a large elephant.