Thanksgiving dinner came early for over 200 Acadiana families Tuesday. Employees at Frank's Casing and Rental Tools, Inc. spent the morning giving out boxes of meals with all the fixings inside.
For the 4th year in a row, employees at Frank's are treating families to a very special Thanksgiving dinner. Nearly 230 boxes were gifted to families, all who have their own story.
"People call in and tell us what's going on in their life and that's it. That's how we determine," said Paul Medus, Frank's public relations specialist. "If you hear the stories, it's very easy to identify who's getting those meals."
And a teary-eyed Danica Warner was one of those people. After struggling with breast cancer earlier this year, she said she's just been diagnosed with uterine cancer. Without frank's donation, she and her family would not be able to celebrate this year.
"It's a pretty big one because there's always a financial struggle when there's medical issues involved," said Warner. "So, yes this is very relieving, very helpful that I can cook a meal."
Inside each box is all the fixings: turkey, bread, vegetables, all the ingredients for the perfect thanksgiving dinner.
"Every employee of Frank's is participating in this," said Medus. "So, there's a little piece of us going out with those meals every time one goes out."
And FoodNet was also on hand, taking meals to homeless shelters. Leonard Toussaint was there to pick up the meals.
"I tell you, it's a blessing to be able to help someone in need and be able to help fill up their table for thanksgiving," said Toussaint.