First State Compassion donated 160 Thanksgiving turkeys to employees, patients and local charities this holiday season.
“Thanksgiving is as much about giving back as it is about gathering together with loved ones. This donation is one way we like to recognize the employees, patients and community that have shown us such support. We are thankful for all of them,” said Mark Lally, First State Compassion CEO.
Louise Lewis, First State Compassion manager of patient engagement and education, is one of the team members managing the distribution. The holiday meal favorite is going to employees and patients at the organization’s medical cannabis dispensary locations in Lewes and Wilmington as well as patients in FSC’s Michelle Reed Terminal Illness Program.
Shepherd’s Office in Georgetown, a faith-based shelter program that helps the homeless, hungry or lonely, will also receive several donated turkeys for its food kitchen.
First State Compassion is a medical cannabis industry pioneer and a charter member of the Delaware Marijuana Task Force. It operates Delaware’s first licensed medical cannabis distribution center, and the state’s first and largest cannabis growing facility. Its locations in Lewes and Wilmington improve Delawareans’ quality of life by offering medical cannabis products that help manage pain and alleviate suffering.