Thanksgiving Meals for Families

Published On: November 20th, 2020By Categories: Partnerships1.5 min read

Just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, Feeding San Diego is proud to distribute Thanksgiving meal kits at five of our distribution sites in partnership with our vendor Top Notch Catering and Chef Ricky Fierro 

Over 1,400 Thanksgiving meal kits will be provided for free to those in need, focusing on the children and their families that pick up from our Summer Food Service Program, which have been extended through the end of the year. Since the pandemic began, Feeding San Diego has seen an estimated 50 percent increase in need. Therefore, we have increased our services to help meet the need of children, families, seniors, veterans, military families, and all those experiencing hunger across San Diego County. 

This year has been challenging for so manyHopefully, these Thanksgiving meal kits will help make the holidays easier,” said Feeding San Diego Director of Programs, Dana Henderson. “We are incredibly thankful to our partner Top Notch Catering and Chef Ricky Fierro who are helping to give hope and share joy with families in critical need this year.” 

“The impact Top Notch has been able to make within the County of San Diego during the pandemic has been overwhelmingly humbling for our whole team,” said Top Notch Catering’s Chief Operating Officer Lynley Connor. When I started talking to Chef Ricky about my idea for Thanksgiving kits to our families that would have actual meals already cooked, he was on board immediately. He has volunteered his time and talent in the humblest way possible to only serve our families.” 

The kits that will be distributed on November 25 are familystyle and include turkey, mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, cranberry sauce, and dinner rolls. Participating sites include La Maestra Community Health Centers, Casa de Salud, Armed Services YMCA, Pro Kids City Heights, and Ocean Discovery Institute.