Montco Hunger Solutions, a part of the Share Food Program, distributed a record number of Thanksgiving packages this year.
The Thanksgiving food distribution first began more than three decades ago as a Johnson & Johnson initiative.
It was then taken over by Montco Hunger Solutions 13 years ago and is now running under its new name The Thanksgiving Participation Project.
The rebranded program is not only delivering food but also allows low income families to fully participate in American life.
This year, 830 Thanksgiving packages were delivered to those in need, doubling in both number and size from the previous year.
This was made possible by a combination of grants from J&J and the SFPP funds.
J&J subsidiary, Janssen Pharmaceuticals in Spring House, provided $13,300 in funding.
Additionally, Integrated Project Services of Blue Bell, which held food drives for Thanksgiving, donated $10,000 for the program, collected through staff donations and corporate matching.
Montco Hunger Solutions is responsible for the anti-hunger programs in Montgomery County. It is also designated the lead agency for the State Food Purchase Program and The Emergency Food Assistance Program.
These programs provide funding and food to 26 contracted food pantries and 9 soup kitchens in the area.