Mysterious benefactor provides Thanksgiving for Lansdale-area families

December 13, 2016 by  

November 19, 2016, was a very special day for needy families throughout Montgomery County, according to Fox News.

That was the day an anonymous benefactor and his volunteers helpers spent hours distributing bags of groceries—enough to provide Thanksgiving dinners for 150 families in Lansdale and other nearby areas.

The man, who was interviewed by Jennifer Joyce of Fox 29, said he started feeding people in 2008, when there were 30 families. The number has grown until this year, when he fed 150 families with about 3,000lb of turkey, and groceries totaling $22,000.

The groceries were given to various area organizations, who in turn distributed them to individuals. In Ambler, Pennsylvania, volunteers delivered the foods to the Wissahickon Fire Company, which passed them on to the Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund. The Fund coordinates the effort to distribute the food to families, most of whom have sick children to care for.

Mary Berlin is a social worker at Lansdale’s Easter Seals school. She went to the fire house and picked up the Thanksgiving foods to deliver to her clients, and stressed that the donation helps families in need to enjoy a meal together in their homes.

Efforts like these can benefit if organizers distribute holiday cards along with the food, to make the day a truly festive occasion.