HOUSTON – On Monday, the city of Houston hosted an all-day food donation drive to save a Thanksgiving tradition.
This year, Houston’s Super Feast is contending with higher costs, supply chain problems, and a national turkey shortage that’s making it a lot harder for them to meet the needs of the underprivileged this Thanksgiving holiday.
Starting at 7 a.m., organizers for this year’s 44th annual event started collecting turkeys and other items that come with the traditional turkey dinner at the George R. Brown Convention Center.
Meals will be served to thousands of underprivileged families this Thursday.
Lee Slataper dropped off some turkeys, green beans and threw in a couple of cases of bottled water.
“We feel very blessed to have everything that we have, and this is a great event to help Houstonians, and we heard about it this morning on Channel 2 News,” Slataper said.
City Wide Club of America, the sponsor of the event, said while they are now 80% closer to reaching their goal of 20,000 turkeys, they are still about 1,200 turkeys short.
They also need help with canned goods, non-perishable items and winter clothing.
“With the weather turning so cold we are making a big push for coats and jackets and blankets and those kinds of things. They don’t have to be brand new, we just ask that they be gently used,” Stephanie Lewis said.
If you’d like to donate money, visit citywideclub.com.