19 Nov Boca Raton Country Clubs Feed Thousands of Hungry Locals for 10th year in a row at the 35th Annual Feed the Community Thanksgiving Dinner
St. Andrews Country Club, Addison Reserve Country Club, Mizner Country Club, and Boca Grove Country Club continue the tradition of coming together to aid Congregation B’nai Israel of Boca Raton and Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church in their 35th Annual Feed the Community Program that provides Thanksgiving dinner to over 4,000 area residents on Tuesday, November 20. St. Andrews Country Club, for the past ten years, has organized the donations of traditional Thanksgiving side dishes by recruiting other area clubs to participate.
Each year, Craig D. Martin CCM, Chief Operating Officer and General Manager of St. Andrews Country Club reaches out to his colleagues to provide side dishes. Martin commented, “It is extremely rewarding to have the opportunity to give back to our community and contributing to this special cause. I am proud to work alongside the Board of St. Andrews Country Club and my fellow Club Managers Association of America members who consistently provide side dishes to feed thousands of people in our community.”
Martin continued, “It is very important to us to come together and use our resources to help those who are less fortunate, especially during the holiday season. We are thankful for our respective executive chefs and their superior culinary staff who prepare the side dishes every year for this event in addition to preparing Thanksgiving Dinner for hundreds of people at our respective clubs.”
“We are blown away every year by the generosity of all of the participating clubs in the area, especially Craig Martin who coordinates with our neighboring private country clubs. Every effort makes a difference and I want to express our gratitude to them, and especially to St. Andrews for their continual support,” said Andrea Cannon, a Feed the Community Chair and St. Andrews C.C. member.
The four country clubs are providing one thousand servings of macaroni & cheese, green beans, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy to Congregation B’nai Israel of Boca Raton and Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church. Over 4,000 people, mostly children, from Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach, Delray Beach and West Palm Beach are expected to partake in this 35 year old tradition of fellowship, love and respect. Each person will leave with a small leftover take away for them to enjoy during the week.
The Feed the Hungry Thanksgiving feast will occur on Tuesday, November 20 from 3:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 200 NE 12 Street, Boca Raton, FL 33432. Dixie Highway south, left after Glades Road. Follow the road around to the left to the church. For additional information, call CBI Coordinator Minda Shaiman at 954-707-8421 (Cell) 561-241-8118 (Office) or [email protected] or Ebenezer Church at 561-391-7357. The church building and land will be used to stage the food, dessert and beverage areas, tents will cover the parking lots with plenty of tables, chairs, lighting and volunteer DJ’s. The two congregations provide roundtrip buses to some neighborhoods for families and children.