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Frank's International feeds families during FranksGiving event

Posted at 11:18 AM, Nov 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-24 12:18:01-05

Frank’s International held its 12th annual FranksGiving event benefiting 200 Lafayette families in need.

On Tuesday, FranksGiving provided a complete Thanksgiving meal kit so local Acadiana families may cook and share dinner in the comfort of their own homes. The families who received the meal kits were identified by local charitable and faith-based organizations.

Frank's International says they provided a safe distanced staging area outside of their Lafayette facility where employee volunteers loaded vehicles with meal kits while abiding by local and state government safety protocols in addition to company procedures.

The meal kit included ingredients needed for a traditional Thanksgiving meal, including a whole turkey, corn, green beans, sweet peas, cranberry sauce, cornbread stuffing, french bread, macaroni and cheese, and a dessert item.

The FranksGiving tradition started in 2009. Funding for the meal kits come from a combination of employee, corporate, and private donations, which to date, have provided Thanksgiving meals to over 2,400 area families.

“Despite the many unforeseen challenges of 2020, Frank’s International employees have come together to provide donations and volunteer their time to ensure we can continue our annual FranksGiving tradition. It is more important now than ever to support our local community and we hope our efforts bring joy to those we have helped this holiday,” remarked Toby Pitre, Vice President, North America Offshore.

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