St. Felix Pantry

St. Felix Pantry and the Garza Family Mix Community, Charity, Food


From L: Julian Garza, SM Angela Parkins and Clementina Garza

Thanksgiving is a time to be with friends and family and to reflect on what we are thankful for in our lives.

Unfortunately, for those who are homeless or who cannot afford a Thanksgiving dinner, this time of year can be quite lonely and stressful.


There are many charity events offering Thanksgiving meals during this Thanksgiving 2017 season in order to reach out to those less fortunate, ensuring that they can still enjoy a turkey, pumpkin pie, and all the traditional side dishes just like the rest of us.

People enjoyed a warm meal and good company in the packed McDonald’s in Rio Rancho, NM, as volunteers piled turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and other fixings onto the plates.

Thanksgiving Day is often framed around the big meal, but the 2017 annual St. Felix Pantry Thanksgiving Dinner offered something more–community.

“It’s not only about the need to help people eat, but the need for a community,” said SM Angela Parkins, CEO/President of St. Felix Pantry. “The people here are sacrificing a little time or money or energy from their day giving to someone else.”

The dinner served about 1,216 people.


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