Some workers do not have the luxury of a day off on Thanksgiving to be with family and friends.
First responders are typically on that list.
But, on Thursday, thanks to community and business support, 865 hot meals were delivered to such employees in Kent and Sussex counties through Blessings for Badges, a nonprofit founded five years ago by Harbeson resident Cindi Susi.
Police within the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control are teaming up with the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program to provide gifts for children.
While the weather was brisk, the result was heartwarming, as several hundred volunteers of all ages assembled Monday at Mountaire Farms’ Thanksgiving for Thousands packing day in Selbyville.