Record-Breaking Casserole Donated To NYC’s Elderly

Soup kitchens have been a regular source of free meals for the needy and are branching out across the nation. Backed mostly by volunteers and, occasionally, independent farmers, establishments are fighting world hunger a day at a time. To make its own donation and break a world record, Green Giant cooked up a 637-pound green bean casserole.

“We wanted to celebrate our inaugural year in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade by baking up some excitement while helping so many people in this incredible city,” Jordan Greenberg, Green Giant’s vice president, said in a statement.

The tasty dish, which comprised of 780 cans of green beans, fed a whopping 2,000 elderly New Yorkers. A handful of Stella 34 Trattoria chefs took the lead, accompanied by the Green Giant mascot himself. While the serving trumped the last record-setting casserole by 81 pounds, the event was all about giving back.

[Greenberg] added that the company “has been a staple in Thanksgiving feasts for more than 100 years.”

The amount of enthusiasm on social media proves that green bean casserole truly never gets old.

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Girl Raises $1,500 For Charity With Thanksgiving Boxes

When you’re an Eagles defender or Bill Gates, giving back to the community is an easy job to sustain. For others, simpler lifestyles don’t always allow sizable donations. Still, 7-year-old Alex Fischer, determined to help feed the homeless, raised $1,500 by selling Thanksgiving boxes.

“I just thought it would be nice to do Thanksgiving food boxes for people in need. I want other people to have a happy Thanksgiving.” [said Fischer.]

To raise a goal of $150, the Fischer family threw together goodie bags filled with canned goods and stuffing. Besides door-to-door selling, Fischer opted to put up a lemonade stand. Impressed by their daughter, parents James and Lisa called for donations online.

“Your donation is twofold; you’ll be helping a family enjoy a homemade Thanksgiving meal together and also helping Alex learn the joy of helping others in her community.” [wrote Fischer’s parents.]

The whopping $1,500 will feed 100 families, while any remainder will go to the Charlotte Rescue Mission. Looks like Fischer is truly in for some holiday cheer!

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