Miami Valley Meals to Host 3rd Turkey Takeaway Event For Families in Need
October 10, 2022
DAYTON, Ohio: For a third consecutive year, Miami Valley Meals (MVM) will host a Turkey Takeaway event for those in need across the Miami Valley. The event will be presented by sponsor and partner, The Feast of Giving and will be held on 11/23/22.
The Feast of Giving is an annual Dayton Holiday tradition providing Thanksgiving fare and festive fellowship. This community affair has served over 7,000 guests yearly since 2009 and was most recently enjoyed in the Dayton Convention Center in 2019. The pandemic put the event on hold and MVM was happy to step in to support through meals. The Feast of Giving looks forward to their community event in the future but is happy to support MVM’s efforts to ensure all have a meal to enjoy this holiday.
“The Feast of Giving is both excited and honored to support MVM for a second year in sharing a common goal of providing Thanksgiving meals to those who need them in our community,” said Dr. Stephen Levitt, team member of the Feast of Giving. “These meals are prepared, provided and served with dignity.”
Dr. Levitt goes on to say, “We wish everyone a happy and healthy holiday, and we look forward to the return of the Feast of Giving in the future.”
MVM has prepared and distributed over 400,000 meals since its inception in March 2020 with tremendous community and partner support. Over 20,000 of those meals were distributed during previous Turkey Takeaway events. MVM is prepared to continue this tradition of service with love and fellowship this holiday season.
Distributions will take place the day before Thanksgiving, Wednesday, November 23, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Trotwood-Madison High School and the University of Dayton Arena. Guests are to stay in their vehicles, follow signage for the drive-through, and meals will be placed in their vehicles. This is a first come, first served event.
In addition, MVM has once again partnered with the Dayton Young Black Professionals to add two smaller satellite locations in West Dayton with locations to be announced later in October. Distributions at these satellite locations will be from 12 p.m to 3 p.m. Lastly, MVM has gained an additional partner this year in the Fairborn Phoenix Foundation who will also run a distribution from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Fairborn Phoenix Theater on Broad St. in Fairborn.
“MVM is able to amplify our service during the holiday with the support of the Feast of Giving and of numerous partner organizations who are making a difference every day,” said MVM Executive Director, Amanda DeLotelle.
“Our community is made up of helpers, who are deeply invested in progress and its people, and we thank each and every person who puts their trust in us to provide warmth and nourishment through our meals to those who need it.”
Volunteer opportunities will be announced throughout this month on MVM’s website (miamivalleymeals.org) and its social media channels (@MiamiValleyMeals on Facebook and Instagram). Additional updates will also be posted through these media.
Any media requests regarding the event should be sent to Executive Director, Amanda DeLotelle, at firstname.lastname@example.org Interview requests for the Feast of Giving may be directed to Dr. Stephen Levitt at 937-367-6406.
The Feast of Giving Fund is a component fund of The Dayton Foundation.
About Miami Valley Meals
Miami Valley Meals began as an emergency culinary support service in the wake of the pandemic with initial funding from the Miami Valley Community Action Partnership by way of CSBG dollars, a coalition of nonprofit support partners and a dedicated team and board..
Today, Miami Valley Meals is a chef-led effort to recover and transform donated food into prepared meals for distribution through nonprofits serving the hungry, free of charge. Miami Valley Meals’ work is made possible through individual donations, grants, food donations, and an incredible network of nonprofit partner organizations.