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Wellington Extends Gratitude for Hometown Holiday Food Drive

Post Date:11/20/2017 3:55 PM
Volunteers worked diligently on Friday, November 17th putting together bags full of everything needed for a traditional Thanksgiving meal.  More than 200 bags were specifically prepared, to feed families ranging in size from 2 to 12. 
Through the coordination and efforts of Wellington InterFaith and the Village of Wellington, this year’s Hometown Holiday Food Drive was a huge success.  On Saturday, November 18th the community rallied and made it possible for more than 200 local families to receive a gift card for the purchase of a ham or turkey and all of the fixings for a traditional Thanksgiving meal including homemade pumpkin bread and pumpkin pie. Funding for the purchase of gift cards came from Wellington’s faith-based organizations (InterFaith), the Christopher Aguirre Foundation, and the Mall at Wellington Green.  All of the food items were donated by residents, partners, and community businesses. 
As usual, donations exceeded our need and more than 900 cans of excess miscellaneous food items were provided to Wellington Cares and CROS Ministries, for distribution to those in need throughout Palm Beach County. 
We are extremely grateful for everyone’s assistance with this project.  It is truly amazing to see the accomplishments a community can make when working together.  
Thank you to all !!
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