Underprivileged Children Foundation’s Food SHACK Celebrates Milestone with Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway


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Charleston, WV… Since June 1, 2020, the Food S.H.A.C.K (Stop Hunger Among Community Kids) has been bringing smiles and filling bellies of area children. A program of the Underprivileged Children Foundation, the Food SHACK recently surpassed the 50,000th meal served milestone.

To celebrate, the Food SHACK teamed up with corporate partner, Suddenlink Communications to provide Thanksgiving turkeys and all the fixings for area families in need.

On Sunday, November 21, 2021, at the Switzer Center located in Orchard Manor, site of the Food SHACK’s launch last June, the Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway unfolded.

“We wanted to come back to where it all started,” stated Tommy Vance, Founder of the Underprivileged Children Foundation. “We are so incredibly thankful to Suddenlink Communications,” he added.

Over 200 frozen turkeys with all the necessary fixings were handed out at the event.

“Suddenlink, and our parent company Altice USA, know that our responsibility to customers goes beyond providing a product and service. We are committed to leaving a meaningful, positive impact in the communities we live and serve. This holiday season, Suddenlink is proud to support the Underprivileged Children Foundation of West Virginia and the Food SHACK,” stated Suddenlink Regional Vice President Bob Lillie.

If you would like to donate to the Food SHACK, go to www.HelpWVKids.org.

About UCF

They are native West Virginians working together to provide for our local victims of addiction, poverty, abuse, domestic violence, and neglect. They were established in 2016 with the hope of creating a vision of hope for the future for our most vulnerable population. They team together as volunteers and strive to offer the most basic of needs and sense of normality most often taken for granted with the kindness of people like you along with federal and state grants.

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