Event Recap: Byram Healthcare and the Southwest Community Church of Shorewood

The following email came from Byram Healthcare. Food For Friends donated 25 turkeys and Blue Bags for this event. For more pictures from this event, go to our album on Facebook titled 2020-11-21 Byram Healthcare 

On November 21, 2020 Byram Healthcare and the Southwest Community Church of Shorewood partnered with Food For Friends to provide turkeys along with Blue Bags that were then packed with everything needed to prepare a Thanksgiving meal for some families of the surrounding communities.

Employees of Byram Healthcare, located in Downers Grove, helped fill the Blue Bags full of Thanksgiving favorites such as stuffing, cranberry sauce, boxed mashed potatoes, vegetables, fruits, jello, and cake…. all the fixings a family would need for a traditional Thanksgiving meal.

In past years, Byram employees would contribute by donating food items for the Blue Bags but with everyone working remotely this year we had to do things a little differently.  We set up a GoFund me page for everyone to make monetary contributions and we purchased all the items at once a few days before the members of Southwest Community Church were to distribute the Bags.

The Blue Bags were distributed over the weekend of November 21 to community members who were able to create family memories of a Thanksgiving meal with a juicy turkey and all the sides on their table.

This has been the eighth year that Food For Friends has partnered with Byram Healthcare. We would like to thank Food For Friends and we look forward to continuing our partnership in 2021.

The employees of Byram Healthcare