We had the opportunity to volunteer with Friends of the Poor to serve Thanksgiving dinner to over 3,500 families. We’ll share a few pictures that don’t do it any justice, but it was a tremendous operation. The mix of staff and volunteers were cooking, packaging the meals, transporting them to the pickup station, handing the meals out and there were even drivers taking meals to low-income housing facilities. It was great to see the community come together to make sure that their neighbors in need can enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner.
That was one of three programs they are running this Thanksgiving. There are other local non-profits running similar programs as well. That is quite overwhelming when you put it into perspective. Not everyone is fortunate enough to have a place to go on Thanksgiving. There are enough people in need to warrant multiple major programs. Our hats go off to Friends of the Poor and their staff for putting together such a wonderful operation. If you are considering donating to a cause this Thanksgiving, we can attest that this is a very worth one.