With the help of the Medfield Food Cupboard, 36 families will have a full table this Thanksgiving.
The food cupboard depends on the generosity of individuals and groups in Medfield and neighboring communities in order to feed the families that depend on its service.
Local families were able to fill their bags with those items as well as donations of fresh potatoes, onions, carrots and garlic donated by the Wheelock School Victory Garden; homemade breads donated by the Medfield Neighborhood Brigade; five cases of water donated by the First Baptist Church; sugar pumpkins donated by Lovells Flowers and Nursery; and turkey donated by Armand P. P. Janjigian, CEO of the Kingsbury Club.
"It truly takes the entire community" said Beth Eby, President of the Medfield Food Cupboard Board of Directors.
Volunteers of all ages helped set up this special holiday distribution and the tables were overflowing because of food drives held by Cub Scouts, Beginning Years, the First Baptist Church, Diane & Dick Tlapa from Century 21 Real Estate, the students at the Ralph Wheelock School, Medfield Children's Center, the students at Medfield High School, and a Brownie troop.
A second Brownie troop helped shelve items at the Medfield Food Cupboard and the UCC held a Mission Day and helped clean and vacuum the food cupboard.
The Medfield Food Cupboard depends on regular donations of fresh bakery items throughout the year from Shaw's, Blue Moon Bagel Cafe, and Honey's.
The officers and volunteers of the organization say they are thankful for all the help they receive from the community year round and especially during holiday time.
At Christmas, they will work with the Medfield Lions Club to give out Christmas trees to Medfield Food Cupboard clients who request one.
Due to the community's generosity, many people will have a very happy holiday season because of the Medfield Food Cupboard.