POSTED: Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 1:00pm
UPDATED: Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 1:04pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — The Tyrus Thomas foundation presents “Serving Up Thanks,” in partnership with Chicken Shack and representative Patricia smith of district 67. This thanksgiving outreach will provide 20 families in the South Baton Rouge area with Thanksgiving dinner.
On Nov. 27, representatives of the TTF and Chicken Shack will load up Chicken Shack’s catering bus with cooked and uncooked items to deliver to pre-selected families. The families range in size, with the largest comprised of 10 members.
Tyrus understands that more families are in need this holiday season due to the recent cut in snap benefits.
“I know how it feels to be hungry. I simply want to provide deserving families with a great meal for the holiday,” said Thomas.
The families were given a choice of cooked or uncooked food items and are expecting the delivery between 8:30 and 11:30 a.m.
The foundation has built a strong partnership with chicken shack.
Owner Joseph Delpit said, "Chicken Shack is honored to be able to partner with Tyrus Thomas and his foundation for thanksgiving. He is a Baton Rouge hero for the work he has done in the community and the work he continues to do in the community.”
A recent LSU Ag Center survey reported that Thanksgiving dinner will cost the average Baton rouge family up to nine percent more this year. This reality further fuels the foundation’s mission to enhance and support the community.
Representative Smith said, “The SBR community is very diverse and truly has a population that will benefit greatly from the generosity of Tyrus. Thanksgiving is a time for family and counting one's blessings, and this Thanksgiving the TTF is blessing various families with the opportunity to celebrate together.”
Chicken Shack is cutting no corners.
“We'll be preparing full meals consisting of turkey, cornbread dressing, potato salad, greens, macaroni and cheese and sweet potato pies," said Delpit.
Thomas said, “No family should have to go without for the holidays or any day for that matter. If we can lift at least one burden, we’ve done our job.”