The Center for Family Resources coordinated more than 400 community volunteers to pack and distribute Thanksgiving food boxes to feed 2,391 people, including 1,493 children, during its 34th annual Thanks for Giving program. Held at the IAMAW Local Lodge 709 from Wednesday, November 20 through Saturday, November 23, the four-day effort brought in more than 84,000 food items from 101 drives at local Cobb County and Marietta City schools as well as numerous civic organizations, churches and corporations in the metro area.
In addition to groceries for a Thanksgiving meal, each of the boxes packed by volunteers also contained pantry staples to help families alleviate the absence of school lunches during the Thanksgiving break. Items like peanut butter, canned soups and boxes of cereal were added to help stretch tight food budgets for families that might otherwise be struggling.
The Center for Family Resources would like to thank its sponsors, donors and volunteers for making this year’s Thanks for Giving program such a success.