Turkeys, boxes of stuffing and other Thanksgiving dinner must-haves were given out to 13,650 people during the Boca Helping Hands distribution event in Boca Raton and Boynton Beach. Supporters donated $29.72 for each meal box that was handed out at the 19th annual Thanksgiving Box Brigade program.
As inflation affects families not only during the holidays but also throughout the year, Boca Helping Hands and its supporters, including Bob and Anita Kriensky, the Grife Law Firm, AvalonBay Communities, Verizon and Vertical Bridge, continue to help ease the burden.
“We understand the challenges many families are facing, and the Falcone Group is proud to support the Thanksgiving Box Brigade again this year,” Falcone’s CEO and Chairman Art Falcone said in a statement.
According to Boca Helping Hands, the organization is consistently distributing over 10,000 bags per month to its Pantry Bag Program participants.
“We are so grateful to the community each year for their food drives and Thanksgiving box donations,” BHH Executive Director Greg Hazle said in a statement. “Their generosity means that people who would not otherwise be able to sit down for a holiday meal can enjoy one with their family.”
Donations are still being accepted at bocahelpinghands.org/thanksgiving. Any contributions that exceed Thanksgiving expenses will be used toward other food programs throughout the year.