SCRANTON — More than 3,100 baskets filled with all the fixings for a Thanksgiving feast were given away Wednesday morning in Lackawanna County.
The Family to Family program is again helping thousands in our area enjoy a holiday meal.
The line wrapped around North Washington Avenue. Thousands in Lackawanna County braved the cold, waiting hours to take home the makings for a Thanksgiving feast.
“It’s a turkey, some bread, and a pie, enough for one person,” said Gary Andrews of Scranton.
Andrews is just one of the 15,000 people this Family to Family program in Lackawanna County is helping this holiday for the 27th year.
Family to Family co-founder Mary Lou Burne says the need continues to grow.
“One in three children in our community deal with some kind of hunger and I don’t think those numbers have ever been that high.”