DENVER (CBS4) – Volunteers delivered enough food to feed more than 50,000 people as part of the Daddy Bruce Randolph “Feed-A-Family” Thanksgiving program.
One hundred drivers with Metro Taxi went door to door delivering food boxes Saturday.
“Without this they could potentially not have food for thanksgiving,” said driver Sean McBride.
The service is for those who cannot leave their homes to participate in the program.
This year the annual event provided more than 7,100 meals to needy families.
“We are very grateful,” said Charmain Love who received a Thanksgiving meal this year.
Hundreds lined up in front of Epworth United Church to pick up their boxes.
Each box contains enough to feed a family of eight.
The event dates back to the 1960’s when former Denver restaurant owner Daddy Bruce Randolph started donating Thanksgiving meals.
“If it hadn’t been for this one event, how many of those families would have gone without a Thanksgiving dinner,” said Denver Police Chief Robert White.
As partnerships grow with Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club and the Epworth Foundation, volunteers say the message remains the same, providing not just a meal, but a Thanksgiving to those who need it.
“It would be terrible for someone to not have food on any day but especially Thanksgiving,” said a volunteer.