Hundreds of families in and around Houston will have a Thanksgiving dinner this year, thanks to the Houston Food Bank and donations from local businesses and residents. Families will begin arriving at 12 p.m. Friday to pick up their meals, along with a memorable holiday experience.
IFMA will form a team to support the Thanksgiving Day food service. IFMA is turning the campus of into food distribution central this weekend as families are invited to stop by to pick up turkey dinners with all the fixings. Residents will be able to pick up a turkey from the IFMA turkey truck and receive a laundry basket filled with potatoes, stuffing, cranberries, and all of the other traditional Thanksgiving foods. To top it all off, families will also receive a dessert.
The Houston Food Bank is a solution to both hunger and food waste. America’s largest and nationally recognized as Feeding America’s Food Bank of the Year in 2015, the Food Bank distributes 104 million nutritious meals through its network of 1,500 community partners in southeast Texas, feeding 800,000 individuals each year.
f.r.e.s.h. is an action-oriented service organization consisting of socially conscious young professionals who are motivated to take action and bring awareness to the issue of hunger through fundraising, advocacy, social and volunteer efforts.
The annual Thanksgiving Day drive would not be possible without the help of residence and organizations nearby. Groups in town like Exxon Mobile, AT&T, UPS, religious organizations, civic organizations and local businesses and residents make big donations every year.