Gobble gobble: Project Thanksgiving
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