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Organizations team up for 'Thankful Thursday' providing Thanksgiving baskets for the community

Posted: 5:43 PM, Nov 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-14 23:25:56-05

BALTIMORE — On Thursday, the Port Covington Community Impact team, the Maryland Food Bank and the City of Refuge Baltimore teamed up for the 3rd annual 'Thankful Thursday'.

The all-day event kicked off this morning with the Maryland Food Bank's annual "Pack to Give Back" program.

"We are packing Thanksgiving baskets to distribute to the 6 South Baltimore Communities and serve families that are struggling this time of year," said Billy Humphrey, Executive Director, City of Refuge Baltimore.

Thursday evening there was also two dinner services that fed more than 200 families, catered by the co-owners of Baltimore's "Taste This" restaurant. They even got a surprise from a Baltimore Ravens player.

"They love to meet a Ravens player and we're just like normal people and just to relate to them in normal ways," said Ravens tight end, Nick Boyle. "Even the kids here I tell them about how much I like toys and stuff like that and its just cool to put a smile on their face."