How You Could Help A Family This Year At Thanksgiving
If you know a family or individual this Thanksgiving that might not have a dinner this year, you can help. The owner of the mobile App FoodCircles is helping to provide free Thanksgiving dinners to those in need. Except there hasn’t been a lot of interest.
A story on MLive “Why a free Thanksgiving dinner at a Grand Rapids restaurant may go uneaten” explains that Jonathon Kumar is trying to help out those in need with a free Thanksgiving dinner, but has only had 3 requests.
“We are not looking necessarily looking for people who are homeless but just anyone who is struggling, who could use a reminder that people care for them said Kumar. You don’t have to buy a Thanksgiving meal or prepare it. It’s also confidential. The names of the selected families won’t be announced publicly.
The free holiday meals are part of a partnership with the Gilmore Collection, a popular group of West Michigan restaurants. The meals will be provided at Gilmore locations, Red Jet Café or Mangiamo.
FoodCircles has contacted numerous churches and nonprofits looking for nominations that must be submitted at foodcircles.net/thanks by midnight Sunday, Nov. 18. The families will be contacted Monday, Nov. 19.”