The GVTC Foundation's 11th Annual Thanksgiving Give Back Project Delivers 503 Meals

IMG_3153The GVTC Foundation proudly celebrated the 11th Annual Thanksgiving Give Back Project by delivering 503 meals to families experiencing hardship within the GVTC service area. What began as a humble initiative over a decade ago has grown into the Foundation's most significant annual community endeavor.

From its inception, the primary vision of the Thanksgiving Give Back Project has been to offer comfort and sustenance to neighbors undergoing challenging times. This initiative aims to provide a sense of relief, allowing families to partake in a traditional Thanksgiving meal amid their difficulties.

Since its establishment in 2012, the Foundation has collaborated with local food pantries, empowering them to identify recipients within the GVTC service region. Over the years, the project expanded its scope, inviting various organizations to join in by gathering essential food items needed for a complete Thanksgiving feast, including frozen turkeys, traditional sides, bread, and desserts. Remarkably, GVTC employees and their families take a hands-on approach by packaging and personally delivering these meals the Saturday before Thanksgiving.

This year, the 11th annual event set out to support 500 families. This exceptional achievement has significantly contributed to nourishing thousands within our community, showcasing the immense impact of collective generosity and goodwill.

The success of this year's project owes immense gratitude to the support and dedication of community organizations, local food pantries, and two Meals on Wheels programs. Some of the notable contributors and partners include:


Brookshire Brothers Canyon Lake


Sonora Bank


Local Food Pantries:

Hill Country Daily Bread

Hill Country Family Services 

New Braunfels Food Bank

Blanco Good Samaritan

Helping Hands 




Habitat for Safe Seniors

Hope Center

Bulverde / Spring Branch MOW 

The Center MOW 



 Boerne Education Foundation   

 Shepherd of the Hills

 Boerne Community Theatre            

 Startzville Elementary CIS

 Bracken Christian School                 

 Davenport HS Band

 Smithson Valley HS FACS                

 Gloria Deo Academy

 Recovery Werks!                           

 Smithson Valley NJROTC

 The Vine Wellness Group                

 Blanco Middle School

 Mountain Valley Elementary CIS        

 Gonzales HS Leos

 Rebecca Creek Elementary CIS         

 Gonzales HS FCCLA

 Kendall County Juvenile Probation  

 Physician’s Premier ER

 Boerne YMCA                                   

 Specht Elementary

 Living Rock Academy                        

 Hot Works Spring Branch

B4Since its inception, the Thanksgiving Give Back Project has provided support to 3,240 families, aligning with the GVTC Foundation's steadfast commitment to enhancing community life through charitable contributions and volunteerism. With the escalating needs in the community, the project continues to attract attention and forge partnerships. Anticipating future needs, commitments have already been secured for the upcoming year. Generous donations and food contributions enable the expansion of annual support to more families, welcoming all to participate in this meaningful cause.

The unwavering dedication of GVTC employees, donors, and customers underscores their heartfelt commitment to this initiative. The GVTC Foundation remains deeply grateful for the opportunity to make a meaningful impact during this holiday season and eagerly anticipates the project for the upcoming year.

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