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Capturing the True Essence of Thanksgiving in Luzerne County

WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- All of the fixings for a traditional Thanksgiving meal were distributed for the 40th year in Luzerne County.

The commission on opportunity held its annual Thanksgiving Project Food Distribution at the former sears store in the Wyoming Valley Mall.

Volunteers distributed food baskets featuring all of the holiday favorites, including turkey, potatoes, stuffing, and vegetables.

It's all to make sure members of the community dealing with hardships can still enjoy a hot meal on Thanksgiving Day.

"All the work that's being put into this is amazing. So, I’m grateful for those that put this together because I’m able to put a nice dinner on my table," Jennifer Coolbaugh said.

For more information on how to receive food through CEO's Thanksgiving distribution project, click here.


  • sunny1974

    To the above comment I just want to say that I am a hard-working single mother of two. I work probably more than 50 hours a week and also take care of a family. Not all of us out there are looking for a free handout. maybe if you volunteered at one of these events and actually saw the type of people that come through you would change your mind. In order to qualify for this program you must meet certain guidelines and one of those guidelines is that your household income is below the poverty level. So not just anybody can walk in here and take free items. Again maybe spend some time volunteering an hour or two and I’m sure your heart would soften.

  • lamestream r

    For 25 years we have feed a friend and for 25 years nothing has changed! We just keep on enabling many whom can afford a Thanksgiving dinner, but are abusing the system! For the same time period, we have these free give a way’s where I’ll admit, “SOME” may need the help, but many do not and are just looking for the free handout! We need to enable folks to look ways to make ends meet and not expect it year after year! I find it disturbing to see many coming for this food with new i phones in hand and free food in the other hand!

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