Thanksgiving Project

Thank you to everyone who pitched in to help feed 18,000 families this Thanksgiving!

This year, thanks to your generosity, we flew past our goal of feeding 15,000 families for the week to reach 18,000 and we couldn’t have done it without you! Huge thank you to every single one of the 456 donors and 950 volunteers who donated over 2,760 hours of volunteer time to help make it happen! 

THE IMPACT

HOW IT WORKS

  • Since 2009, the Thanksgiving Project has grown to support tens of thousands of local families each year! 
  • Combined with the pallets of food provided by Wegmans, it all adds up to more than 200,000 pounds of food.
  • The week before Thanksgiving, over 1,400 volunteers put their muscles to work by packaging food into individual Thanksgiving grocery bags and loading them onto UPS trucks for delivery.
  • Distribution takes place the Saturday before Thanksgiving in over 26 different communities through United Way’s partners, including regional nonprofits like Catholic Charities, Interfaith Social Services, the Lynn Housing Authority, the Weymouth Food Pantry, Lawrence Community Works, and more.

To learn more and get involved next year, please contact Dahlia Cox at dbcox@supportunitedway.org or 617-624-8032.