Thursday, December 1, 2016

10 Turkeys of a Feather Donated Together

Advocating against hunger is often a life-long passion, especially for those who have worked at Foodshare. Jill Nulsen, a former Foodshare employee, graciously made a donation to our Turkey and Thirty campaign, and this is what she had to say about her gift:

"Have you ever brought a meal to a family because they are going through a tough time? A loss, a surgery, a serious illness? If you have, you know the gratitude felt when you are willing to extend yourself for another family. Now multiply that by 15,000 families.....that is Foodshare's work this Thanksgiving, through you.

In the space of about 30 minutes, my family touched 10 families in Greater Hartford through the donation of 10 turkeys. Ten families!!! When was the last time you had an opportunity to do that, even in a year's time? I won't see their faces, but because Foodshare is in a position to know exactly who needs our help, I know there will be a Thanksgiving meal at their homes. Foodshare's positioning is critical to not only meeting the need, but knowing how to logistically make it happen. This Thanksgiving, I am so grateful to be a part once again of that community that nurtures and cares for one another."

Thank you, Jill, for continuing to support our neighbors in need! It's activists and donors like you that make it possible for us to do what we do.

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