K mart Good News Committees will deliver food baskets to less fortunate families in their communities Nov. 21for Thanksgiving.
Over 504,000 pounds of turkey, 336,000 pounds of potatoes, 168,000 loaves of bread and 42,000 pumpkin pies will be distributed to 42,000 needy families. The food baskets will also contain vegetables, stuffing mix and other items collected by eachK mart store.
"The K mart Thanksgiving food basket program lets us kick off the holiday season and provide hope for the future for those less fortunate than ourselves," said Joseph E. An-tonini, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer. "Our associates enjoy participating in a program of giving at this festive time of year."
Each K mart store will provide at least 20 needy families with food baskets. The stores have been working with local organizations to identify families in each area.
K mart Good News Committees are organized by employee volunteers in each store. They work year-round in outreach programs.