Every year Blue Thanksgiving, Inc., returns to our roots providing meals to all the on-duty law enforcement officers throughout Cobb County. This year will mark our eighth year and we are grateful to the community for enabling us to continue this project, and the many others we have throughout the year, with both financial and in-kind donations, as well as countless hours of volunteer time. While most of us will be at home with our families on Thanksgiving Day, gathered at the dinner table with the ones we love, or watching football games in the comfort of our homes, the men and women who serve and protect us will be on duty ensuring that we are safe during the holiday. This year Blue Thanksgiving will have approximately 35 volunteers giving of their time to help prepare and deliver meals to 15 locations around Cobb County. We expect to provide over 400 hot and cold menu meals as well as beverages and desserts to on-duty officers and 911 operators all over Cobb County and even beyond. This will be the largest Thanksgiving Day effort ever for Blue Thanksgiving,
As so many other businesses and families are experiencing, the cost of providing these meals is higher than ever, while our donations, particularly from individuals, have been less than in years past. We are mindful that many families in our community are facing their own financial stress as a result of the economy, so we are asking everyone who supports our local law enforcement officers to consider making a donation of any size you can afford to help fund this important project. Blue Thanksgiving is entirely volunteer-run allowing us to make the most of every dollar we receive. With your help, we are confident that at the end of the day, when we deliver the last meal to an officer serving his or her community on this holiday, we will be both proud of the work of our volunteers and thankful for our dedicated officers, volunteers and supporters. We wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!