2014 Media AdvisoryPosted on November 4, 2012 by admin in Category 01, Category 02, Category 03, Uncategorized
Media Contact: LaShawn M. White
PROJECT GIVEBACK PRESENTS THE 20TH ANNUAL THANKSGIVING FOOD DISTRIBUTION TO FEED OVER 1,500 FAMILIES ON NOV. 22nd
500+ Volunteers will package over a week’s worth of food for area families
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Saturday, November 22rd, Project GiveBack will bring together hundreds of volunteers and families at Columbia Heights Educational Campus (3101 16th St. NW, Washington, DC) to package and deliver Thanksgiving dinner and additional food items for over a week ,to more than 1,500 families in the Greater Washington Metropolitan area. Project GiveBack volunteers will assemble turkeys, vegetables, potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce and plenty of other holiday favorites.
One in eight district household’s fight with the threat of hunger and many of families are suffering. Project GiveBack founder, Ransom Miller began this movement to aide in the relief of these families and thus brought together friends, families, organizations, churches, students and volunteers to reach these families to ensure that every family receives the healthy Thanksgiving meal they deserve. The Thanksgiving Food Distribution has attracted support from TV personality Omarosa Manigault, Washington Redskins wide-receiver Josh Morgan and Hip-Hop Artist/Actor Common.
With continued support from Platinum Sponsors, Acquisition, Research & Logistics, Inc., KPMG, Refuge Baptist Assembly, 2HB Software, and The Carmen Group, Project GiveBack is able to ‘GiveBack’ to the community year-round with The Annual Children’s Toy Drive, The Computer Sponsor Program, The Children’s Easter Celebration, and The Youth EXPOSURE Program. Project GiveBack had also gained support from, Howard University, American University, and Ballou High School, as well as local Girl Scout troops and members of several national fraternities and sororities.
Project GiveBack volunteers will begin at 7:30 AM by packaging food items while volunteer drivers deliver the food parcels to over 1,500 local families and assisted living facilities throughout DC, MD, and VA beginning at 10:00 AM. To learn more about Project GiveBack visit: www.projectgiveback.org.
About Project GiveBack
Project GiveBack is a community service organization working to provide programs and assistance for less fortunate individuals, families and children in the greater Washington metropolitan area. In 1995 Ransom Miller, III and a handful of friends took the initiative to create Thanksgiving gift baskets and distributed them to families in need. During the first year, Project GiveBack delivered food to six families. Since those initial efforts Project GiveBack has provided meals and support to over 3,500 families and this year alone, will feed 1,500 families. Project GiveBack encourages people to join our volunteers and supporters who share our mission of building community through service.