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Trinity Foundation partners with Food Bank and Perdue for Thanksgiving for All

December 6, 2017

As part of the Thanksgiving for All event, complete Thanksgiving meal boxes were handed out to families in need Nov. 18 at Trinity Logistics headquarters in Seaford.

Thanks to donations of roasters from Perdue Farms, and Thanksgiving side items and dessert from The Food Bank of Delaware, Trinity Foundation team members packed 5,832 items for 324 local families to enjoy a holiday meal.

"The Food Bank of Delaware is proud to partner with Trinity Logistics for our Thanksgiving for All program. It is always encouraging to see the commitment of the Trinity family in creating these meal boxes to go out to hungry Delawareans. They recognize their important mission of giving back to the communities in which they are located," said Chad Robinson, workforce development director for the Food Bank of Delaware. "We look forward to a continued partnership with Trinity Logistics as we work to achieve our mission of a community free of hunger."

Thanksgiving for All has continued to grow in the last few years. In 2014 and 2015, 250 boxed meals were handed out to members of the community. That number grew to 315 in 2016 and hit 324 in 2017.

"We're pleased to join Trinity Logistics and the Food Bank of Delaware again this Thanksgiving to help provide a holiday meal for families throughout Sussex County," said Kim Nechay, executive director of The Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms. "At Perdue, we believe that in a country as rich in resources as ours, no one should have to go hungry."

This is the fifth year that Thanksgiving for All has assisted families in need through Love Inc. of Mid-Delmarva, based in Seaford. Members of the community organization said this event is a vital mission during the season of giving, providing a Thanksgiving meal to those in the community that would not have been able to without this donation.

"All year long, we are often not able to meet every request coming into our clearinghouse call line that links our neighbors’ needs to the community that cares. So, when it is time for Thanksgiving, we have an extra pump in our step to come and work at Love Inc. as we are able to say yes. Yes, we can direct you to help with your need," said Susan Kent of Love Inc. "We thank Team Trinity for their hard work on this awesome project and thank all who made it possible. All the folks who are receiving are so appreciative, many in tears."

This year's event was especially memorable for volunteers handing out the meals, as they had the opportunity to hand-deliver a Thanksgiving box to a woman in need who was unable to pick it up on her own.

The Trinity Foundation was founded in 2005 by Trinity Logistics team members in an effort to funnel and organize community efforts. The foundation is dedicated to engaging with and improving the communities surrounding its five regional service centers. For more information, go to www.trinitylogistics.com/about-us/trinity-foundation.

 

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