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Monday, November 23, 2015

Rotarians, students provide Thanksgiving meals to the needy

More than 100 needy families will be able to enjoy Thanksgiving, thanks to the generosity of the Bailey’s Crossroads Rotary Club and the JEB Stuart High School Interact Club. 

Club members distributed 111 boxes of food to lower-income residents in the Culmore area Nov. 21. This was the program’s 37th year.

Volunteers gathered at the Bailey’s Crossroads Safeway early in the morning, where they formed an assembly line to fill boxes provided by the store. Each family got a frozen chicken, big cans of green beans and yams, dinner rolls, juice, and a pie. Names and addresses of lower-income families were provided by administrators at Bailey’s Crossroads Elementary School.

Before the delivery, Rotary District 7610 Governor Janet Brown and First Gentleman Felton Page spoke to participants, and Bailey’s Crossroads Rotary Club President Pat Borowski presented a Service Above Self certificate to Joseph Pittman, manager of  Bailey’s Crossroads Safeway. The store has supported the Rotary Club’s Thanksgiving meal distribution effort for the past 20 years. Rotarian David Kaye headed this year’s program.

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful gesture. Thanks to the Safeway. But chickens and not turkeys or Turkey breasts?