More than 70 clients received Thanksgiving dinners.

During the current pandemic, the demand for food by families suffering from unemployment and other economic hardships is at an all-time high. As the winter holiday season begins, JFCS of the Suncoast ensured that area residents enjoyed a festive Thanksgiving meal.

JFCS staff members passed out Thanksgiving meal kits to many of the agency’s clients on Thursday, November 19. To keep everyone safe, masked agency representatives loaded meal kits into cars as recipients drove through the JFCS parking lot.

Clients were thrilled with the meals, especially the large turkey.

“We are so grateful to you for making sure we could celebrate Thanksgiving this year! Thank you, JFCS!”

“Oh, yay! Enough for turkey sandwiches the day after! I love turkey sandwiches!”

Each holiday meal kit, obtained by JFCS through a partnership with All Faiths Food Bank, contained a twenty-pound turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing mix, green beans, and cranberry sauce. Thanks to a generous donation by Detwiler’s Farm Market, JFCS was able to add fresh sweet potatoes to every family’s package.

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