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Wellington Hometown Holiday Food Drive Underway

Post Date:10/18/2018 3:28 PM

Do you want to help make the holiday season bright for families in need this year?  Wellington is asking for assistance in making sure no Village resident goes without a hot meal this Thanksgiving. Donations will be accepted Thursday, October 18th through Friday, November 16th. Residents are encouraged to contribute the following food items:

  • Boxed mashed potatoes
  • Boxed stuffing mix
  • Cornbread mix
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Turkey gravy
  • Canned vegetables (Green beans, corn)

Food may be dropped off at the Village of Wellington’s Municipal Complex (12300 Forest Hill Boulevard), Village Park (11700 Pierson Road), the Wellington Community Center (12150 Forest Hill Boulevard), Community Services Office (1092 Wellington Trace), Lake Wellington Professional Centre (12133 Ken Adams Way) Ultima Fitness, Schaefer Drugs, and all Palm Beach County Fire stations in Wellington.
 
Food collected through the Holiday Food Drive will be distributed to residents on November 17, 2018 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, at the Wellington Community Center (12150 Forest Hill Boulevard). Residents may pre-register to receive food, by contacting the Community Services Department at 561-791-4796, or in person at 1092 Wellington Trace.  Pre-registration ends on Tuesday, November 13, 2018.
 
A big thank you to our community partners: Wellington’s Interfaith Council, The Christopher Aquirre Memorial Foundation, The Mall at Wellington Green, Florida Crystals, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Wellington Regional Medical Center, Solid Waste Authority, and RC Hatton Farms. 
 
Special thanks to Don Chepo’s Taco Shop and Oli’s Fashion Cuisine who will be donating 10% of all sales back for the purchase of turkeys for the food drive.  Their holiday give-back campaign will take place on November 1st and November 7th at Oli’s Fashion Cuisine located at 10610 Forest Hill Blvd #20 and October 29th and November 5th at Don Chepo’s Taco Shop located at 10660 Forest Hill Blvd.
 
Partnership opportunities are still available. If you are interested in partnering with the Village for this drive. Please contact Morgan Cintron, Senior Program Coordinator at (561) 791-4102 mcintron@wellingtonfl.gov for more information. 
 
As another way to stay informed on the latest news and updates from the Village, residents are invited to sign up for Wellington information and updates at www.wellingtonfl.gov/enews
 
For information about other Wellington programs, events, activities, and updates, please visit www.wellingtonfl.gov or watch WellingtonTV for the latest happenings.

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