Annual Thanksgiving Meal Delivery Provided 300 Meals to Local Hospice Families
Mount Laurel, NJ – Samaritan donors and volunteers continued their yearly tradition of giving in 2021, hosting their 21st annual Thanksgiving meal delivery, Giving Thanks Preserving Memories on Saturday, November 20. This year, Samaritan was able to supply 300 meals to 75 hospice families throughout the local community.
Giving Thanks Preserving Memories is an annual event that provides families with the gift of spending time together and preserving memories instead of preparing and cooking on what could be their last holiday together. To help ensure the health and safety of all participants, Samaritan staff and volunteers carefully packaged each meal delivery bag, which included turkey and side dishes from F&M Caterers, sparkling cider, handmade table runners and other holiday decorations, and provided the packages to families through contactless pick-up and/or delivery.
This year’s project was made possible through the generous support of many sponsors and donors including Special Friends of Samaritan, Berry Basket Quilters, Cherry Hill West Dynamics of Health Care Class, Daisy Troop 30373, SamariTeens, Sew What and Yards of Love - Nicole Hope.
For more information on how to support Samaritan throughout the season of giving, visit www.samaritannj.org/giving/.
(L to R) Samaritan’s Amy Maricondi, director of professional relations; Linda Brennan, volunteer coordinator; Sally Cezo, director of volunteer services; Phillip Heath, chair of Samaritan’s Board of Trustees; Sharon Wenner, volunteer recruiter and youth coordinator; and Susan McCann, chief operating officer.
(L to R) Samaritan’s Chief Operating Officer Susan McCann with Samaritan Board Member Cliff Mancine and his wife, Kathy.
(L to R) Members of Samaritan’s SamariTeens program McKenzie May, Maddie McCann-Colvard, Isabella Cao, AJ McCann-Colvard and Chandler Nandkumar.
Samaritan is a not-for-profit, independent organization locally founded in Moorestown, New Jersey in 1980. Samaritan is the regional leader for hospice care, palliative (comfort) medicine, at-home primary care, grief support and counseling, advanced illness care, education and advocacy. Samaritan serves people in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Mercer counties who are coping with the stresses of aging, serious illness, or grief in their homes, assisted-living or nursing home communities and through two inpatient hospice centers: The Samaritan Center at Mount Holly and The Samaritan Center at Voorhees. Samaritan’s charitable mission is sustained and advanced by the generous support of the communities we serve and a thrift shop in Westmont. Samaritan is accredited by The Joint Commission; a member of the National Partnership for Hospice Innovation; and is a four-star hospice in the national We Honor Veterans program. For more information, visit www.SamaritanNJ.org.
Media Contact : Jennifer Adams