On Thursday, Nov. 19, The Home Depot Foundation partnered with Fenton Area Resources and Referral Network, Inc. (FARR) to donate food to help local families this Thanksgiving. In addition to the food, The Home Depot will be providing 250 boxes to contain and transport the donated food items to those in need.
Five volunteers from Team Depot, The Home Depot’s associate-led volunteer force, purchased 120 boxes of pancake mix and 120 cans of cranberry sauce from VG’s Grocery and delivered them to Fenton United Methodist Church, following all CDC and government safety guidelines.
From there, FARR will manage the distribution of Thanksgiving baskets to local families in need, which will be available for pick-up at the church on Tuesday, November 24 from noon to 3 p.m.
This project in Fenton is part of The Home Depot Foundation’s Operation Surprise campaign, when Team Depot volunteers are activated to put good into action and make a difference in local communities across the country.
There are many on the frontlines serving communities right now — active military, veterans, first responders, essential workers, healthcare workers, teachers and many more.
Operation Surprise celebrates their selfless spirit by delivering hope, lifting spirits and providing assistance.
This year marks The Home Depot Foundation’s 10th seasonal giving campaign. Operation Surprise 2020 runs from Veterans Day, Nov. 11, through December 31.
About Fenton Area Resources and Referral Network (FARR)
The Fenton Area Resources and Referral Network (FARR) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose purpose is to meet community humanitarian needs. FARR was formed in 1990 by community leaders, churches, service organizations and others to provide assistance to those residents in need. FARR’s goal was to create a community where residents were stable and able to maintain their own household. Today, FARR continues to coordinate human services and refer people to or create programs that raise the level of stability for residents of the geographic area of the Fenton, Lake Fenton and Linden School districts. To learn more about FARR, visit farrnetwork.org.