By Gwen Guerke, Communications Coordinator
Thanks to a partnership between Trinity Logistics in Seaford, Perdue, and the Food Bank of Delaware, 315 families will be able to celebrate Thanksgiving over a bountiful holiday meal.
Trinity Logistics specializes in freight shipping, supply chain technology and logistics services, but during the holiday season their employees and their families believe in helping their neighbors.
“We really appreciate all that they do for food-insecure families, and it’s a pleasure to partner with them.”
Food insecurity is major problem in Delaware, particularly with vulnerable populations such as children and seniors. One in five Delaware children live in poverty.
Jen Wright, from Trinity’s finance department, heads up the Thanksgiving project which starts long before the Nov. 19 distribution.
Those who receive a Perdue Oven Stuffer Chicken and food box must submit an application. Applications are reviewed by Love Inc. Delmarva.
On the Thursday evening prior to Saturday’s distribution date, a crew of volunteers from Trinity and the Food Bank of Delaware gather to stuff the boxes. It’s no small task to pack boxes with about 30 pounds of trimmings, including stuffing, cranberry sauce, and vegetables.
On distribution day, a bright and sunny Saturday this year, Trinity’s volunteer team (including children and spouses) are on hand to assist families and seniors getting their food loaded into their vehicles.
Those receiving the services are welcome with a smile and hear wishes of “Happy Thanksgiving” when the trunk door is closed.
“It’s a great way to help those in need. That’s what Thanksgiving is all about. It’s about family. We are blessed to be able to enjoy Thanksgiving with our families, and this is a nice way for them to enjoy Thanksgiving with their families,” Jen said.
For more information about the Food Bank of Delaware and how to help, visit www.fbd.org.