Hunger Heroes Food Drop 2019 [PHOTOS]
Hunger Heroes Food Drop was on a mission to help United Way of Greater New Bedford stock up on Thanksgiving items to distribute to local families in need for their Hunger Heroes Project. The main event will be held on Saturday, November 23 at Keith Middle School.
Thanks to wonderful members in our community, we were able to collect over 4,000 pounds of food for local families in need at the Buttonwood Park Warming House on Saturday, November 16. It was very cold and incredibly windy, but our helpers still pushed through to make it happen.
Volunteers from Our Sister School sorted through the donations in the parking lot right on site. If it weren't for this amazing group of young girls, we would not have been able to pull off this food drive so smoothly. They are a powerhouse.
Each Thanksgiving Day basket will include two vegetables, instant mashed potatoes, bread mix, stuffing, cranberry sauce, gravy, and dessert mixes.
Students from Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School helped us get the boxes weighed and loaded onto the truck. Members from the Business Professionals of America generously donated almost a thousand pounds of food that they collected over the last two weeks and we cannot thank them enough for their contribution.
Thank you to all who helped make this food drive a success, including our wonderful sponsors. Hunger Heroes Food Drop is made possible through the help of our community sponsors, including NBCU, Care Free Homes, The Butcher Shop, Bay State Window and Door, and Southcoast Health. All collected items will benefit United Way of Greater New Bedford and their Hunger Heroes Project.