For the ninth year,  the City of Kissimmee and Sedano’s Supermarkets have partnered to make sure families who might not have otherwise been able to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner next week will do so.

The market chain gave away Thanksgiving meals to pre-selected families on Tuesday at Kissimmee City Hall. They included the turkey and a bag with all the trimmings — stuffing, green beans, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie.
City Commission members like Mayor Jose Alvarez, Commissioner Jim Fisher were on hand to hand them out to families, City Manager Mike Steigerwald and Assistant Manager Desiree Matthews.

“We’re so excited to be partnering with Sedano’s for the ninth year. We have 150 families who will have a wonderful Thanksgiving thanks to the generosity of Sedano’s community program,” Matthews said.

Desiree Matthews

Assistant City Manager, City of Kissimmee

The families were chosen by local charities like the Osceola Council on Aging; about 100 picked up their packages at Tuesday morning’s event, with the rest of them, mostly working families, coming later in the day. The city and partner agencies work together to select families in greatest need.