Village of Palmetto Bay Councilmember Karyn Cunningham and others continued a five-year Thanksgiving holiday tradition in District 1 of delivering turkeys and the fixings to local residents in need of a holiday meal.
“Working with Christ Fellowship Church Pastor Jorge Molina and Local Missions director Gigi Delgado, we were able to get Thanksgiving meal boxes that were put together by church volunteers,” Councilmember Cunningham said. “They were very appreciative and willing to help us by sharing some of their prepared meals to help our local residents.”
Cunningham was joined again this year by Vice Mayor John Dubois and former District 1 Councilmember Patrick Fiore.
“I am honored to be able to carry on this initiative that was started five years ago by former Councilman Patrick Fiore,” Cunningham said. “This is our third year of working on the project together.”
Fiore said he was pleased to participate again.
“I’m very thankful that Karyn has decided to continue this,” Fiore said. “Hopefully it will become a tradition. I enjoyed it when I started it and am very happy to help with it. I think 20 families got food boxes this year.”
Vice Mayor Dubois explained why he thought the project was so important.
“Everyone has gone through times where they could use a little helping hand,” Dubois said. “This is one of my favorite initiatives and I enjoy helping to make the deliveries to some of our housebound seniors and families that need a little assistance.”