For The 26th Consecutive Year, Members Of The Buffalo Teachers Federation Donate Thanksgiving Day Meals ‘To More Than 200 Local Families In Need’
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - Thousands of dollars in food and gift certificates that have been donated by Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) Members, will be distributed on Tuesday (November 22nd) to more than 200 needy families throughout the Buffalo area through several charitable and non-profit groups in an effort to “make sure those families enjoy a ‘meal of thanks’ on Thanksgiving Day,” BTF President Phil Rumore announced.
Inside BTF Union Headquarters on the corner of Niagara Street and Porter Avenue, more than 150 shopping bags sat atop a massive and wide conference room table.
Inside each bag are a number of food items purchased from Union-represented Tops Markets, which worked in conjunction with the BTF in this Thanksgiving food drive.
Each bag contained two cans of corn, green beans, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, bag of stuffing mix and a $15 gift card for purchase of a turkey.
BTF President Rumore (pictured below) said: “As we do each year, Buffalo teachers want to do their part to make sure families, who might otherwise go without, will enjoy their Thanksgiving Day meal. This is our twenty-sixth annual Thanksgiving Food Drive where canned and packaged goods and monetary donations were made by Buffalo Teachers. More than thirty-five-hundred families have benefited from the BTF Thanksgiving Food Drive (over the years). This is a wonderful way for all of us to give thanks for what we have. After all, isn’t that what Thanksgiving is all about?”
The BTF’s Thanksgiving Day meal donations will be distributed to families through the following local charitable and non-profit groups: The Gloria Parks Community Center; The Native American Community Services; The Fulgham Family Foundation; Buffalo’s City Mission; and Friends for a Better Buffalo.
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