Volunteers were hard at work this morning assembling and filling 1,500 boxes of Christmas dinners for families in need. These Boxes of Love, which feed a family of four, contain a large turkey and various sides supplied by our friends at Meijer - Springhurst. Union members, first responders and veterans then transported the meals to families and supporting organizations/agencies including several churches and veteran organizations.
Boxes of Love is an annual event spearheaded by Local 862 and Metro United Way which brings together other local unions, community organizations and businesses to provide Christmas dinners for families in need throughout Greater Louisville.
In the past decade, approximately 40,000 people (9,950 families), who otherwise might only have a very meager meal if any at all, have enjoyed a special Christmas dinner thanks to Boxes of Love.