PERTH AMBOY — The Salvation Army, located on 433 State Street, Perth Amboy, will receive and distribute 100 Thanksgiving meals, according to Councilman Fernando Gonzalez.
US Foods and the police and fire unions of Perth Amboy will donate 100 turkeys and sides including cases of cranberries, gravy and vegetables on Monday morning. The food will be distributed to the families who reserved them on the same day.
Gonzalez said US Foods, with nearly $19 billion in annual revenue, is the 10th largest private company in America and one of the country’s leading food distributors.
“I am happy to be able to help Perth Amboy families have a great, healthy Thanksgiving this year,” Gonzalez said. “This holiday season, nearly 49 million Americans don’t know where their next meal will come from.”
“Providing children with the food and skills needed to prepare Thanksgiving dinner does more than just ensure the family gets a hot meal, it empowers children and gives them confidence to try new things in life,” said Chuck Gannon, Metro New York division president, US Foods.
“It is so gratifying to be a part of the Perth Amboy community– to know that there are people that offer a helping hand. It stands to show that the holidays are another opportunity for us to give back. I thank the unions and the US Food Service for their generous donation,” said Mayor Wilda Diaz.
“In these tough economic times, the need is great and the resources are very limited. We are so grateful that the City of Perth Amboy is committed to working alongside us to serve the most vulnerable in our city. It’s what Thanksgiving is all about,” said Lieutenant Anita Albert, Commanding Officer of the Salvation Army.
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