Brownsville, PA (November 15, 2021) – Food Helpers is pleased to announce it will host the largest turkey distribution in Washington County on November 20, 2021. Greater Washington County Food Bank, a division of Food Helpers, will distribute full turkeys and traditional sides for over 1,000 households, resulting in nearly 4,000 food-insecure people in Washington and the Mon Valley enjoying a traditional Thanksgiving feast with their families.
Instead of receiving a 6-8lb turkey breasts, recipients will receive a full 12-16lb turkey, stuffing, yams, gravy, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie filling and crust, along with a 27-item box with additional shelf-stable goods.
At the beginning of the month, Food Helpers announced via social media that households could begin registering for their preferred distribution location. In addition to Washington, Food Helpers initiated a new second location in Mon Valley. Over 500 households will be served at each location. The Washington distribution will be at the Washington Crown Center at the old Sears parking lot from 9AM-2PM, and the Mon Valley distribution will be at the Valley Skating Center in Donora from 9AM-2PM.
It took less than two weeks for all 1,000+ reservations to be filled.
“Food Helpers is excited to be able to make such a large impact on our community. Greater Washington County Food Bank, our flagship program, continues the tradition of serving Washington County during the holidays with special distributions. We felt it was vital to go above and beyond for our communities in the Mon Valley. This ceremonious meal allows families to create meaningful and lasting memories with their loved ones. We aren’t just distributing turkeys, we are distributing love and joy,” said George Omiros, CEO of Food Helpers.
Food Helpers thanks the WCCF $250,000 Community CARE Fund Challenge for matching all donors who made this event possible, and Washington County Humane Society for providing pet food and supplies for families in need with pets. Additional thanks to Eaton Corporation, Washington Wild Things, EQT Foundation, and Monessen Salvation Army for providing the volunteer assistance at the distributions, and Community Life and Senior Life for bags to assist with distribution.