NAACP helps local businesses provide for the less fortunate

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SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – Hundreds of free meals are being delivered Thursday as part of a community effort.

The organizing committee for the Lackawanna County NAACP has been fundraising for the last couple of weeks and they say the response has been fantastic this holiday. Thanksgiving meals with cultural tastes were prepared and sent out from three minority-owned businesses in Scranton who have been hit heavily during the pandemic.

The businesses include Papi’s Kitchen in South Scranton, Paradise Soul Food and Sweets Downtown, and West Side Flavas in West Scranton.

“The community has taken care of us for the last eight years and we feel like at any point that we can give back to the community we will give back. Its not just Thanksgiving, its Christmas, its every day of the year, where we can find an opportunity to give back, because they take care of us, we definitely want to take care of them also,” West Side Flava owner Calvin Phillips said.

Click here to check out what went into this community wide charity event.

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