Editorial — Thanksgiving for Thousands is a shining light

Date Published: 
Nov. 17, 2017

It’s not just about the beach, hunting and chicken in Sussex County.

A spirit of generosity and charitable enthusiasm is also synonymous with the area. Look at our Calendar and Continuing Events listings each week in the paper. They are filled with people raising money, volunteering or making plans to lend a hand when needed. Drive by Justin’s Beach House, or South Coastal Library, and see what a community with a goal can achieve.

There are fundraisers for scholarships, for children fighting disease and for families who need some help. There are private events, public events and community-wide events, such as Operation SEAs the Day. It seems that if someone is in a tough spot, or could use a hand up, this community rallies immediately.

There is no better illustration of this area’s charitable heart than the annual Thanksgiving for Thousands efforts, put together by Mountaire Farms.

On Monday, Nov. 20, the community will head to Mountaire’s Selbyville warehouse to pack up 8,500 boxes of food for families in the community, so that they might enjoy a great Thanksgiving meal.

“We’ll have 300-some people coming out,” said Roger Marino, Mountaire’s corporate community relations director. “We have people come from all over the peninsula who want to come. We have parents with children who want to come with them.”

If you would like to volunteer, visit www.mountairefarms.com, or stop by the warehouse from 8:20 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 20.