Published On: Tue, Dec 6th, 2016

4,000 People in Need Enjoyed Thanksgiving Dinner at 33rd Annual “Feed the Hungry”

For the 33rd consecutive year, Congregation B’nai Israel’s Kantor Family Center for Justice and Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church in Boca Raton partnered to serve Thanksgiving dinner to more than 4,000 people in need. The festivities were held at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church on November 22.

img_4609-rabbi-marci-bloch_mayor-susan-haynie_rabbi-robert-silversMore than 300 volunteers from the two religious institutions joined forces to serve Thanksgiving meals and meals “to go,” which included turkey, fried chicken, corn bread, stuffing, collard greens, and desserts in a community-wide celebration. Entertainment, including singing, dancing, face painting, temporary tattoos, and more was provided by Singin’ with Susan, the West Boca High School Vanguard, and Boca Pointe Clowns on Call.

Attendees this year included individuals and families served by a number of local nonprofit organizations, including In The Pines-South, Florence Fuller Child Development Center, Boynton Beach Boys & Girls Club, JARC, Propel Youth Organization, Pearl City Cats, Barton’s Boosters, Let’s Grow Well Together, Boca Love Outreach, Caridad Center, The Jewish Association for Residential Care, The Lord’s Place, The American Association of Caregiving Youth, and The Farm Workers’ Council. Outreach efforts were also made to the homeless and residents living in transitional housing.

Food, beverages, and other products and services were donated or discounted by VIP Caterers, Thomas Produce, Lowe’s, Publix, Victory Wholesale Group, Office Depot Foundation, Sunquest Nursery, Chad and Jake, and many more local business and organizations.

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