In the days leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday, UFCW members from local unions around the country are coming together to help ensure everyone in their communities can enjoy a good holiday meal.
No one should have to struggle alone
UFCW/RWDSU Local 338 members volunteered at The INN in Hempstead. A not-for-profit, volunteer-based organization, The INN provides a broad variety of essential services to assist those challenged by hunger, homelessness and profound poverty and is the largest private social service agency of its kind on Long Island. The Hempstead soup kitchen was founded on the principle that everyone would be treated with dignity and respect – a belief shared by our union family.
Meanwhile, UFCW Local 328 members pooled their resources to make a difference in the lives of 220 families:
Thanks to the kindness and generosity of our membership, we will be able to provide over 220 Thanksgiving bags to families in need this holiday season. We truly are a @UFCW union family! pic.twitter.com/j5gffhxG5T
— UFCW Local 328 (@UFCWLocal328) November 13, 2018
Getting in the Spirit
The hard-working men and women of UFCW Local 152 used a little good old-fashioned competitive spirit to collect 2,475 cans and other food items for their local area food banks. Each store/facility faced off to see who could collect the most canned goods. Top contributors will celebrate with a pizza party for their coworkers, but the real winners are area families who will be the beneficiaries of the collected items.
Cooked with Love
UFCW Local 342 members helped out with their annual Thanksgiving drive by not only donating goods, but also volunteering their time. On Saturday, November 17th, volunteers gathered at Mariner’s Temple Baptist church to make sure families in their community could have a home-cooked Thanksgiving meal. Food for the drive was collected in bins at the local union offices leading up to the event.
Thank you to everyone who has helped out so far! If you have a story of how UFCW members are helping their communities this holiday season, we’d love to hear from you! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.