(From a press release)
Celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November, Thanksgiving traces its origins to harvest festivals. It was customary to express gratitude for a bountiful harvest in the cultures of both the Pilgrims who sailed from England in 1620 and the Native Americans they encountered.
Men of Action Brothers of Faith, Inc.‘s next event will be their annual A Day of Thanks Holiday Meal where they will once again proudly partner with Murphy’s Giving Market to provide free delicious holiday meals in Yeadon, Darby, and Upper Darby on the three days prior to the Thanksgiving Holiday. A day of thanks community dinner before Thanksgiving day every Thanksgiving year, Men of Action hosts a free sit down or take out dinner where they serve and feed hundreds of people. Men of Action delivers meals to nursing homes to those who can’t join them in person.
“I love when we put on this event. It is a good real deed and I am proud of that. We are giving back to the community we love. This event is meant for everyone to just come by and get some free food platters,” said MOABOF Vice President Hameen Diggins.
Locations, dates, and times, of the meal giveaways will be as follows:
Monday November 20th at the Darby Recreation Center, 1022 Ridge Avenue Darby
Tuesday November 21st at the Murphy’s Giving Market, 7408 West Chester Pike Upper Darby
Wednesday November 22nd at the Evan’s Elementary School, 900 Bailey Road Yeadon
Each meal giveaway times will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Murphy’s Giving Market, a registered 501(c)(3) organization, will be sponsoring the food for the meal giveaway event. Murphy’s Giving Market is a largely volunteer organization that provides food and mobilizes resources to end food insecurity in diverse communities. It was founded in an effort to eliminate food insecurity within the communities it serves. The Market believes that everyone has the right to sufficient, safe and healthy food with options, and that people should be served with dignity and respect.
“This event brings positive vibes for everyone. Showcasing a caring gesture to the community, makes members of the community feel appreciative of the kindness being offered, said Alim Howell, a MOABOF advocate and ember Alim Howell.