In time for the Thanksgiving holiday, the Moore Center Family Support Council has continued a tradition it began last year: the purchase and delivery of food baskets for families in need. With the economy in the state it is, the Council felt the need to boost the output of baskets, and for 2011 they assembled 15 assortments of whole turkeys, stuffing, dessert, vegetables and all the fixings. The baskets go to families from Family Support, Independent Living, Family Directed Services and Children’s Services.

“The families are just so appreciative,” said Family Support Manager Dawna Garofalo. “Times are tough and they are happy for the support.”

The Family Support Council is made up entirely of parents and guardians that receive services through The Moore Center’s Family Support Department, the agency department with the largest number of clients. Council members purchased the food with their allotted funds and shopped for everything on their own time. On November 22, Family Support staff members arranged the baskets for delivery.

“We’re happy to help in any way we can,” said Garofalo. “The Council hopes to continue this tradition in the future.”

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