The Center For People in Need Provides Thousands with Food for Thanksgiving
On November 23–25, the Center for People in Need (cfpin.org) hosted a three-day Thanksgiving food distribution event that provided food to 1,390 families (4,433 individuals) for the Thanksgiving holiday. Because of the Center’s generosity, nearly 4,500 people were able to celebrate Thanksgiving with fresh, healthy food. Traditional holiday fare such as mashed potatoes, cranberries, and canned vegetables along with fresh produce including apples, onions, and potatoes were given to 1,390 families.
“We had a new family join us for the Thanksgiving distribution this year,” said Ashton Juarez-Bundy, the Center’s volunteer and event coordinator. “The dad had an unexpected medical procedure that prevented him from working, the kids didn’t have winter coats, and the mom was visibly stressed, trying to figure out how to feed her family,” she said. “I nearly cried. Being able to provide them with coats and a grocery cart full of food warmed my heart. It’s why we do what we do.”
Steve Sheridan, the Center’s deputy director, said events like the Thanksgiving food distribution wouldn’t exist without outside help. “We could not host an event like this and help so many people without the generous support of the community—both in donations and volunteers,” Sheridan said. “We are truly thankful.”
The Center for People in Need is dedicated to its mission of providing services to low-income people and helping them to meet their basic needs and achieve economic independence. The organization addresses basic needs, including food, emergency services, language skills, educational opportunities, and employment skills. For more information, call (402) 476-4357 or visit cfpin.org.