October 31, 2011

Holiday turkey program aims to feed 100 needy families

In honor of the 10th anniversary of Vernon Rice’s death, the Office of Work, Life and Engagement aims to provide food baskets to 100 families through its annual Vernon Rice Memorial Holiday Turkey Program. All members of the Johns Hopkins community are invited to donate $25 to purchase a food basket of a fresh turkey and vegetables from local and free-range farms. St. Anthony of Padua Church will deliver the baskets directly to needy families for the Thanksgiving and December holidays.

To participate in the program, go to hopkinsworklife.org/community/turkey.html or call Brandi Monroe-Payton at 443-997-0338. Payment must be received by Nov. 10 to assist families for Thanksgiving and by Dec. 9 for the December holidays.