I want to thank each and every person that donated food, as well as $10.00 for a complete holiday meal, during the 2016 Senior Center Holiday Food Drive. I want to also thank the organizers of the 2016 Holiday Hoopla, who provided us a booth for our drive on December 10. On that day, the Gulfport Teen Council and I were amazed at the many donations for the Complete Holiday Meal. We thought we would get 10 or 20 $10.00 donations. We actually received over 150 $10.00 donations!
The photos below show you the amount of food we were able to procure with the donations. Much appreciation to Winn-Dixie for gathering the huge volume of food for us. A small team then gathered at the Senior Center on December 20 to assemble the Complete Holiday Meal Gift Bags. Each bag included a holiday card from the $10.00 donor. We are happy to report that excess donations will be used in January and beyond to replenish food at the Gulfport Senior Center pantry.