A Project Focused on Thanksgiving


Mashed potatoes, stuffing and turkey all went into the Thanksgiving meals that 54 Lockheed Martin employees prepared for thousands of low-income families in the Washington, D.C. metro area on Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 25 and 26.

Now in its 43rd year, Project Thanksgiving is a collaboration between Interfaith Works, a local non-profit and Lockheed Martin. This year the charity contacted 78 community organizations to identify families in need of a Thanksgiving meal. Once families were identified, volunteers donated their time to purchase and assemble ingredients for a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Volunteers also loaded food into local organizations’ trucks as they arrived at scheduled times each day. The organizations then distributed the meals throughout the region to the families who requested them.

 “Project Thanksgiving is always a fun experience and it’s great to help 2,400 local families,” said Noah Brown a Lockheed Martin employee helping to load frozen turkeys into charities’ vehicles. “I’m glad we could help them have a happy holiday this year.”

In total, Lockheed Martin employees distributed approximately 2,400 Thanksgiving meals and turkeys to Project Thanksgiving this year.

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Posted November 26, 2013.

  • Lockheed Martin employees participated in their 43rd year of Project Thanksgiving, a Washington, D.C. area effort to provide Thanksgiving dinners to low-income families in the region.
  • Project Thanksgiving and Lockheed Martin distributed approximately 2,400 Thanksgiving meals and turkeys this year.