Lorna McLain, Director of Food Assistance Program, says she expects to see many new faces at the Thanksgiving food distributions due to the increase in food costs.
As October comes to a close, St. Matthew’s House has started preparations for the busy holiday season including our annual Turkey Drop event, which provides families in the community with all the fixings they need for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.
This year, with the increased food prices at the grocery store, Lorna McLain, Director of Food Assistance Program, says she expects to see many new faces at the Thanksgiving food distributions.
As a holiday often centered around food, it’s ironic that some people would have to go without, so St. Matthew’s House will continue to do what we can to provide families with a holiday meal.
St. Matthew’s House is still hoping to have around 3,000 turkeys donated so that we can distribute them to less fortunate families across Southwest Florida.
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Thanksgiving meals expected to cost more this year
If you would like to donate frozen turkeys to St. Matthew’s House, please drop them off at:
2601 Airport Road S.
M-F (8-4) or Sat. (9-4)
Another way to support St. Matthew’s House this time of year is to participate in the 7th Annual Gulf Coast Runners Thanksgiving 5K or the Gobble Gobble Thanksgiving Day 5K. Both of these events benefit St. Matthew’s House.
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