Grays Ferry food drive helps families far beyond Thanksgiving

'People don’t have what they need': numerous Philadelphia charities respond
A Thanksgiving food drive in Grays Ferry, organized by Young Chances Foundation.
A Thanksgiving food drive in Grays Ferry, organized by Young Chances Foundation. Photo credit Antionette Lee/KYW Newsradio

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia non-profits and community stakeholders in Grays Ferry came together Wednesday to help fight food insecurity during the holidays, and hundreds showed up for the massive giveaway.

Turkeys, hams, chickens, and all the fixings; one-by-one, Grays ferry neighbors grabbed boxes of food to last them well beyond the holiday.

"We’ve been going through a lot in our city," said Tyrique Glasgow of the Young Chances Foundation. He said that's why his group is happy to be part of the solution.

"We know that people don’t have what they need to have a good day. We’re thankful that we are able to provide and fill in the blank for our community. It’s a lot of stress that’s out here. Cooking and being around family, we hope we can bring some joy to everybody’s life."

"It feels great to see so many people coming to receive help and support which shows that there are a lot of families that need a helping hand," Kamau Kanny of the community agency Bethanna shared, saying their efforts are to st