Embodying the Thanksgiving spirit, CRC CARES members at the Mid-Atlantic offices of CBG Building Company participated in the annual Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS) Operation Turkey food drive.
CRC CARES members banded together to provide Thanksgiving meals to families who would otherwise not have food for the occasion. Donation items included canned vegetables and fruit, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, cornbread/muffin mix, soup, boxed desserts, and more.
An average of $50 completes a holiday meal for a family of four, according to NVFS. CRC CARES was able to collect over $1200 in canned food, thus providing meals for at least 24 families.
NVFS is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping more than 34,000 individuals and families find new paths to self-reliance and brighter futures every year. NVFS is an innovator of efficient and comprehensive service methods, and has been recognized nationally for its effectiveness in creating sustained financial and social independence for its clients.
Operation Turkey Drive is an annual program from NVFS which provides Thanksgiving meals to more than 800 families in the Greater Prince William area. NVFS also runs food drives throughout the year to benefit their Hunger Resource Center at SERVE, their Manassas campus which includes a Family Shelter and food pantry.