18th Annual Thanksgiving Food Distribution to more than 1,000 D.C. Area Families on Nov. 17

To ease the financial burden for more than 1,000 families this holiday season, Project GiveBack and over 500 volunteers will deliver Thanksgiving baskets to local families and assisted living homes in DC, MD, & VA.
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Nov. 5, 2012 - PRLog -- ***MEDIA ADVISORY***
Project Giveback Hosts The 18th Annual Thanksgiving Food Distribution to more than 1,000 Families

Founder Ransom Miller III & Area Volunteers ‘GiveBack’ to the Community

WHAT:    Over 500 adult and grade-school volunteers will prepare and deliver Thanksgiving grocery baskets to over 1,000 families. Each basket contains two weeks’ worth of food – including Thanksgiving dinner – for families in D.C, Md., and Va.  Deliveries will be taken to shelters and assisted living homes.
*Journalists are welcome to accompany volunteers making deliveries.

Visuals of volunteers (adults & children) assembling grocery baskets
Visuals of deliveries and families receiving baskets
Student volunteers representing Howard University, Georgetown University, Bowie State, Trinity Washington University, Lafayette Panther Football Team, St. John’s Catholic High School & Girl Scout Troop 6600
Several fraternities and sororities are slated as volunteers and sponsors.

WHEN:      Saturday, November 17, 2012
6:30 AM - Grocery basket assembly begins
10:00 AM – Departure for Delivery at various drop-off points

WHERE:   Columbia Heights Educational Campus (formerly Bell Multicultural High School) at 3101 16th St. NW, Washington, D.C.  Deliveries to underserved families and as well as satellite distribution sites held at various locations in D.C., Md., and Va.

WHY:   12% of households in the immediate D.C. area are struggling with the ability to put food on their tables, a growing number over the years. With the belief that no family should go hungry, especially on Thanksgiving Day, Project GiveBack founder, Ransom Miller III, gathers the community to ‘GiveBack’ for a major impact.

WHO:   DC native Ransom Miller III, founder, & the Annual Thanksgiving Food Distribution has served thousands of families in the D.C. Metropolitan area. Supporters include Howard University, Georgetown University, Bowie State, Trinity Washington University, to name a few. Effective immediately, Ransom is available for interviews. Volunteers, sponsors, community leaders are available for interviews on event day.

About Project GiveBack
Project GiveBack’s mission is to provide a vehicle for corporate firms and professionals to give back to the communities where they work and live in by coordinating programs that benefit less fortunate individuals and families, with a focus on children. It is the intent of the organization to uplift communities around the United States mentally, spiritually, and economically. Through its annual Thanksgiving Food Distribution, Project GiveBack has been able to assist over 3,400 families in the Metropolitan Washington, DC Area providing the average family with two weeks’ worth of groceries, including a turkey dinner. Visit www.projectgiveback.org, and follow us on Twitter at @ProjectGiveBack.
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