Thousands of families receive meals at food distribution events – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Organizations in North Texas have teamed up to provide families in need with meals before Thanksgiving week.

The Dallas Mavericks have teamed up with Minnie’s Food Pantry to throw an annual Thanksgiving giveaway.

“We want to serve with love and that’s what we do,” said Cynt Marshall, CEO of the Dallas Mavericks. “I have to say that for the Mavs, we don’t just work here. We don’t just play here, we live here too. We’re involved in this, and we’re as loud and rowdy and proud as we are in there. ‘arena.”

There was live music and meals for the grateful families.

“I am a single mother. I have two children and my disabled mother. So yeah, that’s a blessing, “said Renee Ritch.” It’s so difficult in these times to be a single mom. “

Some drivers even lined up the day before.

“People have been here since 8 pm last night. We serve 4,000 people today. It’s amazing what’s going on here at Minnie’s Pantry today. That’s 1,300 more than last year, ”said Marshall.

In Dallas, CitySquare donated 1,200 turkeys to people with vouchers.

“This is double the amount from previous years, so this is a new record for us,” said Liz Salas, CitySquare Food Pantry Volunteer Coordinator.

Another great food giveaway on Saturday was a partnership between the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Dallas and Baskets for Good.

Volunteers prepared meals this week and on Saturday, volunteers delivered Thanksgiving baskets to over 400 families.

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