Fontana, CA, September 06, 2019 --(PR.com
)-- Thanksgiving is a time for reflecting on what we have been blessed with, and giving back. On Wednesday, November 27 - the day before the annual turkey feast - local non-profit Project Boon and over 25 other local businesses, non-profits and government organizations will be teaming up in Fontana’s Seville Park to help give thanks and bring the spirit of the season to the Inland Empire’s underserved communities. Beginning at 11:00am and running until 3:00pm, the 8th Annual Eat and Be Well event will provide families with a traditional Thanksgiving meal, access to health services, fun and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.
Eat and Be Well will enters its 8th consecutive year of bringing the Inland Empire community together for the common good. The annual Project Boon event draws thousands of people together for a fun-filled day of feasting, entertainment, and health services. Most importantly, it helps people in need stretch their budgets while still enjoying all that the season has to offer.
Although providing a free bountiful meal to those in need is a reward in and of itself. Eat and Be Well also serves up health and wellness by partnering with both non-profits and for-profits businesses that have programs that provide vital resources. To be able to serve up to 2,500 attendees, Eat and Be Well relies on donations to cover costs and food items. In past years, this has included free dental exams, provided by In motion Dentists, health exams from Bloomington Community Health Center, and bus passes provided by Omnitrans to help people without transportation get to and from the event.
“Last year, after having my house-call dental practice volunteer at Project Boon’s Thanksgiving dinner and Health fair, I was able to see what type of impact they were making in the lives of so many people in Southern California,” said Dr. Wade Banner, In Motion Dentists. “It was because of their mission, vision and overall heart to help their local community that I found a desire to continue helping Project Boon in any way I could, I look forward to many years of a close volunteering relationship to support our local community.”
You can contribute to Eat and Be Well by dropping off turkeys, canned food; such as sweet potatoes, gravy, and cranberry sauce at The Hitch Burger Grill in Rancho Cucamonga, California or visit our website for a complete list of items needed and drop-off locations.
Excess perishables will be donated to help support recovery homes, churches, soup kitchens, veterans and missions the next day on Thanksgiving.
For more information on how to volunteer, donate, sponsor or for a complete list of items needed and drop-off locations visit eatbewell.org