STAMFORD, Conn. -- The Boys & Girls Club of Stamford held its Third Annual Community Thanksgiving Feast on Nov. 26, providing a meal for about 300 of its community members.
Decorating, cooking and other preparations for the meal began on Monday and Tuesday with youth, volunteers and staff working together in the kitchen, refurbished by The Kiwanis Club in 2011.
“Once again, the community really pulled together to help make this event possible. Everyone deserves to have a Thanksgiving dinner and we are happy to be able to help provide this celebration for our community,” Executive Director Mike Cotela said in a statement.
“This is a tremendous example of our Boys and Girls Club youth working to improve their community and help provide for those less fortunate,” he added.
Many of these youth have been participating in Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Triple Play Healthy Habits Nutrition program. This program includes a nutrition curriculum, daily fitness activities, volunteer activities at Fairgate Farm and weekly culinary arts activities.