Lackawanna County Family to Family hands out food baskets ahead of holiday

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SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) —Thousands of families will have a Thanksgiving meal on Thursday thanks to a decades-old program and one family.

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Volunteers spent most of Wednesday placing baskets inside trunks of cars and in the beds of trucks.

“My bestie. She is retired and she was looking into you know somethings to do to give back to the community and you know it’s the holiday season so we just came out,” said Dana Greenwood of Scranton.

Greenwood and hundreds of volunteers are making sure people have thanksgiving meals. It’s thanks to the Robeson family and the Family to Family Food Basket program.

“It’s nice meeting new people, talking to people and you know, they are so appreciative,” said Greenwood.

3,500 families are thankful they’re getting a full turkey, vegetables, fruit, stuffing and all the fixings.

The entire operation is costing $150,000 the Robeson family had to increase that $25,000 from last year because of the need and the increase in prices.

“To whom much is given, much is expected. So we’ve been really blessed and we want to make sure we can return that to the community,” said program organizer Ryan Robeson.

The Robeson’s and the Family to Family Food Basket program still need to raise $60,000 to meet their goal of $150,000. If you are interested in donating you can do so here.

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