Project Boon’s Eat and Be Well pre-Thanksgiving feast serves up free, fun, food, and much-needed health services to Inland Empire’s underserved populations.
Thanksgiving traditions get people into the spirit of giving. For the past three years Project Boon’s Eat and Be Well event has brought this experience to every part of the community—connecting those who have to those who don’t. Long-time volunteer, Ivonne Cano, has even integrated Eat and Be Well into her Thanksgiving tradition: “Volunteering gives me the opportunity to engage with people that I do not get to meet otherwise. I meet people and train our volunteers to treat each guest as if they were entering our home.”
On November 25th, the day before Thanksgiving, at Seville Park in Fontana beginning at 11 AM, Eat and Be Well will enter its 4th consecutive year of bringing the Inland Empire community together for a common good. The annual Project Boon event draws hundreds of people together for a fun-filled day of feasting, music, and dancing. Most importantly, it helps people in need stretch their budgets while still enjoying all that the season has to offer.
Though providing a free bountiful meal to those in need is a reward in and of itself, Eat and Be Well also serves up long-term health and wellness by partnering with other non-profits that have programs to help the underserved. In past years, this has included free flu shots from Walgreens and bus passes from Omnitrans to help people without cars get to and from the event.
To serve over 1,500 attendees Eat and Be Well relies on donations to cover costs and food items. You can contribute or sign up to volunteer at Eat and Be Well’s website or drop off canned food like sweet potatoes, corn, green beans and cranberry sauce at Cowboy Burgers & BBQ in Rancho Cucamonga. Any excess non-perishable food will be donated to support other food banks and events.
For more information, visit www.eatbewell.org