Bringing In Birds with Benefits - Capital Area Food Bank
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Bringing In Birds with Benefits

By Daniel Nat-Davies January 17, 2012

A group of seniors from Avondale and Manor locations received a double treat at their recent visit to the Capital Area Food Bank the day before Thanksgiving. Not only did they receive special food baskets containing a turkey breast and other delicious food, they were surprised to meet President Obama and his entire family who were volunteering that day at the warehouse. The seniors were thrilled by this double treat and some, even, wept.
Those of you who donated to our annual Bringing in the Birds with Bucks Thanksgiving campaign helped us raise $64,000, exceeding our goal by $10,000 and making this day so special.
Thanks to your donations, we prepared special Thanksgiving food bags for our more than 3,300 regular brown bag recipients. The bags included: a frozen turkey breast, cake mix, corn muffin mix, macaroni and cheese, Stove Top stuffing mix, green beans, whole kernel corn, and tropical fruit in light syrup.
Our seniors were excited about the holiday baskets and we want to say a big thank you to all of you for helping us put smiles on the faces of our seniors at such a wonderful time of the year.
Ms. Blanca Ocasio and Mr. Gaylord Tissueboo express their happiness with their brown bags and the opportunity to meet the President.

Thank you again for your wonderful support of our Bringing in the Birds with Bucks campaign and making Thanksgiving so memorable for our seniors.