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In time for Thanksgiving: hands out 24 turkeys to 24 families, Battistelli’s Your Independent Grocer and Better Beginnings Better Futures team up to share the Thanksgiving spirit

Twenty-four Sudbury families who might otherwise have missed out will have a nutritious Thanksgiving turkey dinner this year.

The effort was part of a team up between, Better Beginnings Better Future and Battistelli’s Your Independent Grocer in Lively.

Battistelli’s and provided 24 turkeys, while Better Beginnings Better Futures (BBBF) helped us by finding deserving families and provided the fresh fruits and vegetables through the assistance of the Sudbury Food Bank.

The turkeys were delivered to families who are active members of the BBBF community, meaning they give back to the community. That is an important aspect of Better Beginnings Better Futures: to strengthen the ability of the community to respond effectively to the social and economic needs of kids and their families. 

The turkey drop coincided with the delivery of the weekly fresh fruits and vegetables distribution that is made possible through assistance from the Sudbury Food bank.

Better Beginnings Better Futures focus is children and their families. It encourages active participation in all aspects in the development of programs and support systems while integrating an environment of mutual respect and team work. You likely noticed the strong contingent of volunteers in the video. The community participates at all levels including the board level.

Given Better Beginnings Better Futures commitment to community, it only seemed natural for, Greater Sudbury community newspaper, to help support their efforts.

The turkey drop is the opening foray of a new project we’ve undertaken here at, a project we’re calling Acts of Kindness. 

The project is pretty simple: Acts of Kindness is a platform to showcase the community spirit of goodwill. Our mission is straightforward: To inspire, to motivate and to empower Greater Sudburians to make a positive difference in our community.

How? There are several ways.

Do you know someone who:

  • Is a quite hero giving tirelessly of their time and energy to impact positively the well-being of the community;
  • Is making a profound difference through acts of courage, compassion, selflessness or sacrifice despite their own challenges;
  • Has been faced with a painful loss or face with multiple challenges;
  • Is experiencing financial hardships despite determined efforts to overcome them; or
  • Has been diagnosed or is living with a debilitating illness and requires assistance.

Nominate a deserving person here.

We all have the potential to improve the quality of life in our community — to make Sudbury a better place. Kindness is contagious, it has a ripple effect. hopes that by sharing acts of kindness and by making those acts of kindness possible, it will inspire others to perform their own.