DTLR Community outreach and our Florida staff teamed up with Jacksonville Jaguars safety Barry Church, NFL Play60, and the Florida Dairy Council to pay a visit to students at Hyde Park Elementary School. Many of the youth at Hyde live in designated ‘food desert’ areas where access to affordable and nutritious food is limited. Furthermore, many of the food handling and serving equipment at the school were suffering. Following the need, we were able to join efforts with our partners to provide new insulated food coolers, a new mural for their auditorium, over 200 pairs of new shoes for the kids, and countless smiling faces!
Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the giving season, and this year we aimed to give everywhere we could. Starting in Chicago, our volunteers helped distribute 500 turkeys to families in need. Families near our corporate office saw us partnering with the United Way of Central Maryland to hand out full meals, while in our nation’s capital, we gave over 1000 families in DC’s ward 8 turkeys and non-perishable goods for the holiday alongside DC’s on, artist Wale and his team. In Atlanta we partnered with hip hop recording artist YFN Lucci and his label mates to hand out turkeys at our South DeKalb location. Meanwhile, a few miles south, our Columbus, GA team went on a Turkey tour providing mea
Since 1981, Bea Gaddy Family Center has provided food for 1000’s of Baltimore residents year around, especially during the holidays. And for the past 15 years DTLR has been committed to supporting their efforts to feed families during Thanksgiving. In the days leading up to the holiday, the center accepts drop off donations to help run their annual meal give away; taking place this year at Baltimore’s Patterson Park. The Tuesday before Thanksgiving, our staff started the day on-site receiving, sorting, and packing donations as people stopped by with cans, turkeys, and boxed goods. The day ended with us joining organizations apart of the local National Pan Hellenic Council at St. Elizabeth’s