United Way distributes 700 turkeys in Gadsden County over Thanksgiving

On Saturday, November 20 – just in time for Thanksgiving – volunteers with the United Way of the Big Bend distributed a total of 700 turkeys to local organizations and elected representatives, who then delivered the turkeys directly to residents of Gadsden County in Chattahoochee, Havana, Quincy, Gretna, and Greensboro.

United Way of the Big Bend partnered with Trulieve to distribute 700 turkeys with additional contributions made by the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office and local faith-based organizations.

Volunteers from United Way of the Big Bend, Miracle Reel LLC, local organizations, churches, elected officials, and Trulieve partnered to distribute over 700 turkeys before Thanksgiving.

United Way worked with Mr. Sapp at Miracle Reel LLC, a local non-profit organization, to coordinate the distribution of the 700 turkeys for people in need this Thanksgiving holiday.

“The holidays are a time when families and friends join together and share a Thanksgiving meal. There are neighbors who do not know where their next meal will come from. This distribution will allow many of our neighbors to enjoy a hot Thanksgiving meal with their family,” said Berneice Cox, President and CEO of United Way of the Big Bend.

People from the communities around Gadsden County – from Chattahoochee to Midway – received free turkeys as part of United Ways’ partnered distribution event on November 20.

Programs like this were recently funded by United Way of the Big Bend with the organization’s 2021-23 Programs that assist the homeless, low-income seniors, those who are food-insecure or at risk, and help stabilize families and end the cycle of poverty.

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