The Helping Hands food pantry has made Thanksgiving a little bit fuller for many in the community.
Last Thursday, the Killingworth-based pantry served all of the fixings needed to have a successful holiday meal – turkeys and chickens, stuffing, vegetables, fresh sweet potatoes and even pies and cinnamon rolls – all of this in addition to the regular shopping that was able to take place during regular pantry hours.
The pantry served a total of 48 clients (both in-person and deliveries) and distributed an estimated 50 pounds of food per client, approximately 2,400 pounds in one day.
Helping Hands is helmed by KWO member Eileen Blewett, who reflected on the success of the day.
“We have a wonderful group of volunteers who allowed the day to run smoothly, and we are incredibly grateful for our special community that continues to support the pantry,” said Blewett. “We were able to make the holiday very special with many holiday favorites and treats. The amount of donations and financial support has been overwhelming. This constant support allows Helping Hands to keep our shelves full.”
For more information about Helping Hands, please click here.