On Thursday, November 15, the Family Over Everything Foundation, distributed Thanksgiving turkeys to 300 local residents at the Hank Gathers Youth Access Center in North Philadelphia during their first annual turkey giveaway. Event sponsor Mills & Edwards, LLP also donated 300 bags of uncooked side dishes, including stuffing and canned vegetables.
Despite the season’s first snowfall, the foundation moved forward with the event, recognizing the great need among local residents. Within an hour-and-a-half of the three hours allotted for the “first come, first served” giveaway, the foundation had distributed all 300 turkeys and side dishes. “The weather is atrocious but we made it through. It went smoothly, and it seemed that the neighborhood people were very happy. The Family Over Everything Foundation is always happy to be able to give back to the community,” stated Thomasine Morris, co-founder of the foundation.