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Volunteers at Common Orlando resort lodges pack meals throughout Thanksgiving weekend – WFTV Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. — Volunteers are busy at work making ready 400,000 meals to feed households by the tip of the day.


Loews Resorts and Common Orlando Resort labored with U.S. Starvation this Thanksgiving weekend to assist households in want.

With each ring of the bell, they get one field nearer to their huge purpose.

Loews Resorts at Common Orlando will attain a milestone with its 2022 starvation venture.

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“It’s a method of giving again, and giving again to somebody in actual want,” stated Davis Bartek of Loews Resorts Common Orlando.

The meals will probably be transported to southwest Florida for Hurricane Ian reduction and abroad to these impacted by the struggle in Ukraine.

Every bag packed at one of many eight Loews Common Orlando lodges makes a lentil casserole that feeds a household of six.

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Meals insecurity has continued to worsen, particularly for these impacted by disasters.

“The Thanksgiving invoice from only a yr in the past is up 21%,” stated Rick Whitted, CEO of U.S. Starvation. “Earlier than that even occurred, households have been nonetheless meals insecure.”

Meals banks and pantries have encountered a difficult time by way of volunteers, however this teamwork helps to offer help.

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Volunteer Hector Rodriguez stated that throughout the season of giving, he’s completely happy to assist fill a necessity the place he can.

“Spending this present day along with family and friends, and feeding kids, it’s nice,” he stated.

Rising inflation has led to a lower in donations, and meals suppliers should stretch their greenback even additional.

“Very often, we hear native pantries that we accomplice with all through the nation say (they’re) so glad for this donation,” Whitted stated. “(And) had this not come, we would not have had meals for subsequent week.”

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