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Price Chopper donates Thanksgiving staple for Equinox dinner

Lea Bosquez, director of Development and Community Relations for Equinox, talks about the group’s upcoming Thanksgiving Day Community Dinner inside Price Chopper’s Frozen Food Distribution Center.

Lea Bosquez, director of Development and Community Relations for Equinox, talks about the group’s upcoming Thanksgiving Day Community Dinner inside Price Chopper’s Frozen Food Distribution Center. Photo by John Purcell.

— Golub said the company believes strongly in Equinox’s programming, such as supporting disenfranchised children and the victims of domestic violence. The group hopes to stretch Thanksgiving generosity out beyond the holiday itself, too.

This will be the second year for Project Soup, which is a partnership between Equinox and Price Chopper to provide soup kitchens and food pantries with the leftover turkey and ham bones. Price Chopper then donates vegetables and other ingredients to make the soups and stews.

“All of the roasted turkeys, that just makes really good soups and sauces and gravies,” Bosquez said.

Before Project Soup, which was a recommendation from Price Chopper, all of the bones and byproducts were recycled into biofuel, Bosquez said.

Anyone interested in volunteering or making a donation can call the Equinox Thanksgiving Dinner Hotline at 434-0131 from Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

“We can use help in so many different ways,” Bosquez said. “It’s really sort of a magical thing that it all comes together.”

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