On Saturday, Nov. 18, 324 boxes of complete Thanksgiving meals were handed out to families in need at Trinity Logistics’ headquarters in Seaford, Del. as part of the annual “Thanksgiving for All” event.
Thanks to donations of roasters from Perdue Farms and Thanksgiving side items and dessert from The Food Bank of Delaware, members of the Trinity Foundation packed 5,832 items for 324 local families to enjoy a meal over the holidays.
“The Food Bank of Delaware is proud to partner with Trinity Logistics for our ‘Thanksgiving for All’ program. It is always encouraging to see the commitment of the Trinity family in creating these meal boxes to go out to hungry Delawareans. They recognize their important mission of giving back to the communities in which they are located.,” said Chad Robinson, Workforce Development Director for the Food Bank of Delaware. “We look forward to a continued partnership with Trinity Logistics, as we work to achieve our mission of a community free of hunger.”
“Thanksgiving for All” has continued to grow in the last few years. In 2014 and 2015, 250 boxed meals were handed out to members of the community. In 2016, that number grew to 315, and in 2017 hit 324.
“We’re pleased to join Trinity Logistics and the Food Bank of Delaware again this Thanksgiving to help provide a holiday meal for families throughout Sussex County,” said Kim Nechay, Executive Director of The Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms. “At Perdue, we believe that in a country as rich in resource as ours, no one should have to go hungry.”
This is the fifth year “Thanksgiving for All” has assisted families in need through Love Inc of Mid-Delmarva based in Seaford, Del. Members of the community organization said this event is such a vital mission during the season of giving, providing a Thanksgiving meal to those in the community that would not have been able to without this donation.
“All year long, we are often not able to meet every request coming into our clearinghouse call line that links our neighbor’s needs to the community that cares. So, when it is time for Thanksgiving, we have an extra pump in our step to come and work at Love INC as we are able to say yes! Yes, we can direct you to help with your need,” said Susan Kent of Love INC. “We thank Team Trinity for their hard work on this awesome project and thank all who made it possible. All the folks who are receiving are so appreciative, many in tears.”
This year’s event was especially memorable for volunteers handing out the meals, as they had the opportunity to hand-deliver a Thanksgiving box to a woman in need who was unable to pick it up on her own.
The Trinity Foundation is proud to partner with so many local organizations for “Thanksgiving for All” and is thankful for another successful year for the event.