On Saturday, November 21, 2020 a Thanksgiving community event was held in Chicago organized by the Greater Harvest Organization and coordinated with the help of Faleesa Square, a Community Organizer with the Chicago Police Department. Food For Friends provided 200 turkeys and blue bags. Thanks to Falessa for providing the article below and for all her organizational and coordination work on this event. For more pictures from this event, go to our album on Facebook titled 2020-11-21 Greater Harvest Organization
The Greater Harvest Outreach Team organized a community Thanksgiving drive – Through event on Saturday, November 21, 2020 in conjunction with Food for Friends and Monterrey Security, to serve the community by giving away 200 turkeys and blue bags filled with all the trimming for low income families on the west side of Chicago-Pilsen Area.
The free turkey giveaway was drive-through only to ensure the safety of the families, volunteers and staff. Everyone was asked to stay in their cars and open up their trunk to allow the volunteers to place the food items inside. Turkeys were given away on a first-come, first-served basis.
We started our event at 12:00pm and passed out all of the 200 turkeys in 37 minutes. The cars were two and three block long, and we also had a line for people who were walking up to receive a free turkey and a Blue Bag filled with all of the trimming.
Thanks to generous donation from Food for Friends for providing us the with 200 turkeys, this was a good example of our community coming together in a time of need on a very important holiday, to make sure that families are taking care of, and is able to sit down at the table and enjoy a meal together during these difficult times.
We truly appreciate your partnership and we are looking forward to working with you again. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
Faleesa Square, Community Organizer, Chicago Police Department