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Community Pitches in For Thanksgiving Food Drive
Pembroke Pines, FL (November 20, 2018) -- A great big thank you to the many donators and volunteers who once again made the Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive at the Carl Shechter Southwest Focal Point Community Center in Pembroke Pines a success.
For the past 15 years, the Center, located at 301 NW 103 Ave., has joined together with schools, businesses and residents, to gather donations for the Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive.
For 100 families in the Pembroke Pines Community, assisted by these donations, this program makes this holiday time a very special time. The donations provide qualifying families with generously filled bins of non-perishable foods (canned and dried), turkeys and much more to ensure a bountiful Thanksgiving meal.
“We have an incredibly generous community that understands the importance of helping others,” said Jay Shechter, Director of Community Services and Housing for the City of Pembroke Pines. “I am truly grateful for the many donations we receive each year and the help of our many volunteers.”
A special thank you goes out to Carolina Arango and Kelly Edelstein with the City of Pembroke Pines, Javier Diaz (Director of Dining Services), and Nelguy Jimenez and Felix Sanchoyerto with Chartwell for all of their help in making this year's Food Drive one to remember.
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