More than 200 low income families in Edinburg are guaranteed to have a turkey dinner this Thanksgiving.
The city of Edinburg employees and volunteers delivered more than 250 turkey dinners to low income families across the city.
Since August, local businesses, community members and 25 Edinburg CISD campuses collected more than 15,000 canned goods and nearly 300 turkeys. The Edinburg CISD chose which families would receive the food. Household size and income was one of the criteria.
Martin Martinez, Parks and Recreation Supervisor said, “All this is overwhelming, of course, but at the very end what’s fulfilling about this is that all of us are going to be able to go to sleep tonight knowing that we made a difference. We made a difference in people’s hearts and lives, and in their stomach. They will sleep and have a happy, happy Thanksgiving on behalf of all of us.”
Some of the food was also donated to the UTRGV Food Pantry, two Catholic churches and a few Edinburg CISD campuses.