Gob­ble gob­ble: Project Thanks­giv­ing

Sun Sentinel Palm Beach Edition - Society Scene - Palm Beach - - On The Scene -

This hol­i­day sea­son, the Palm Beach County Con­ven­tion Cen­ter has teamed up with the School District of Palm Beach County for Project Thanks­giv­ing, a food drive that will ben­e­fit school-aged chil­dren and their fam­i­lies by pro­vid­ing them with a tra­di­tional, pack­aged Thanks­giv­ing din­ner. Non-per­ish­able food will be col­lected at the Con­ven­tion Cen­ter now through Fri­day, and once the drive has con­cluded, build­ing staff will sort through the con­tri­bu­tions and sep­a­rate the food into com­plete meals to be do­nated to the schools.

“It is hard to be­lieve, but each and ev­ery day, hun­dreds of fam­i­lies in our school district strug­gle to find hous­ing and food to feed their chil­dren,” said Gen­eral Man­ager Dave An­der­son. “Since the Palm Beach County Con­ven­tion Cen­ter is such a land­mark in down­town West Palm Beach, we want to do what­ever we can to as­sist th­ese fam­i­lies dur­ing the hol­i­days. Not only will the Con­ven­tion Cen­ter serve as a drop-off point for do­na­tions, but our staff, part­ners and clients will strive to make this Project Thanks­giv­ing the most suc­cess­ful in the School District’s his­tory.”

Sev­eral lo­cal busi­nesses and com­mu­nity part­ners such as the Palm Beach County Con­ven­tion and Vis­i­tors Bureau and Tourist De­vel­op­ment Coun­cil, the West Palm Beach Mar­riott, Publix and Wal­greens are get­ting in­volved in the Con­ven­tion Cen­ter’s Project Thanks­giv­ing. Re­cent events such as the Palm Beach Travel Expo on Oc­to­ber 25 and 26 and the Palm Beach County Bar As­so­ci­a­tion Bench Bar Con­fer­ence on Novem­ber 7 have also part­nered with the Con­ven­tion Cen­ter to con­trib­ute to this great cause. Do­na­tions will be ac­cepted seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Chrissy Wright at 561-366-3017 or visit www.pb­con­ven­tion­cen­ter.com.

Dave An­der­son, gen­eral man­ager of the Palm Beach County Con­ven­tion Cen­ter, left; Jen­nifer McCrary, gen­eral man­ager of Food and Bev­er­age at the Palm Beach County Con­ven­tion Cen­ter; and Maria Walker, di­rec­tor of sales and mar­ket­ing at the Palm Beach County Con­ven­tion Cen­ter

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