'For the third straight year, Project Downtown Cincinnati will host the Feeding Our Neighbors food drive to provide Thanksgiving meals to more than 100 families.
For PDCincy’s co-director Farihah Ibrahim, distributing Dinner Kits been a learning opportunity, in that “there is no ‘typical’ family in need,” she says. “Everybody has a unique and often surprising story.”
Many of the families served never imagined they would be in their current position of need, so providing them the means to cook a meal together and share the experience of giving with one another—without having to worry about finding the funds to purchase a turkey or other side items and desserts—is huge, Ibrahim says.
“It brings them back to normal,” Ibrahim says. “Even if it's just for one meal, the Dinner Kits take that stress away. It takes the focus away from the money and back to their families.” '
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