At Food Town, we’re big believers that every family deserves the chance to celebrate the holidays over a warm meal — but we understand that isn’t always easy. That’s why, for the past 10 or more years, we’ve made an effort to create Thanksgiving boxes for families in need.
With help from partnerships with school districts and churches in Northwest Houston, we provide Thanksgiving meals to between 250 and 300 needy families throughout the Houston region!
Our annual Thanksgiving box event is a massive undertaking that requires an all-hands-on-deck approach, and it warms our hearts every year.
After determining the number of donations needed for a given year, we turn to our vendors and suppliers to help make it happen. Many of those we contact donate products for the cause, but their generosity doesn’t end there. They’ll often meet up with us to help build the boxes and deliver them where needed, too!
As for what each family receives, it’s three separate boxes. Two boxes come filled with shelf-stable dry grocery items, while one has meat and cheese products that require refrigeration.
When all is said and done, it takes about three days to complete the work. It’s exhausting but rewarding — and it wouldn’t be possible without the help of our hardworking suppliers, vendors and Food Town team.
We’re grateful for the opportunity to give back, and we want to send a big Food Town THANK YOU to all those who helped make our 2022 event possible, be it through coordination efforts, donations or packing assistance. Your loving generosity made a difference to Houston-area families around the holidays.
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