Boca Helping Hands helps families for Thanksgiving

Posted at 2:56 PM, Nov 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-20 14:56:53-05

BOCA RATON, Fla.- A community non-profit in Boca Raton is giving a full Thanksgiving meal to those in need

Throughout the day, drivers lined up at Boca Helping Hands for a turkey and all the fixings.

Dozens of volunteers handed out more than 1,503 frozen turkeys to families that registered, along with a box filled with cranberry sauce, stuffing, potatoes, green beans, a pie crust and the filling.

Everyone came together for the Annual Thanksgiving Box Brigade.

“Our goal here at Boca Helping Hands is we're going to meet the basic human need, if you need food we serve a hot lunch six days a week,” explained James Gavrilos, the executive director. “We'll give you pantry bags of groceries, give you that Thanksgiving turkey but ideally we want to get you into one of our job training programs so that you can become a family that supports itself and is self sufficient.”

On Thanksgiving, a festive dinner will be served at the center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.