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Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation helps families in need by donating food baskets

1:40 PM, Dec 24, 2012   |    comments
Prudence Williams, director of the Exchange Club Family Center’s Parent Aide program delivered one of 25 baskets of food provided by the Jaguar Foundation to Kimberly Smith and her two-year-old son Tanner
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Recently the Jaguars Foundation donated 25 food baskets to the Exchange Club Family Center Northeast Florida.

The baskets went to help at-risk First Coast families during the holiday season, according to a release.

The Exchange Club Family Center aims to strengthen families through its Parent Aide program, in an effort to prevent child abuse.

The donated baskets, filled with fresh fruit and vegetables, went to program participants, the release said.

Jack Morrison, Exchange Club Family Center board president, said the baskets will go a long way to assist the families his organization helps.

"Some of the families in our program don't know how they're going to feed their children on a daily basis," Morrison said.  "The generosity of the Jaguars Foundation provided these families with more than food; it provided them with a reason to celebrate this holiday season."

Kimberly Smith, one of the club's current clients who recently received a basket, said, "I've learned so much about myself since working with the Exchange Club Family Center and have experienced positive changes in my family.  I'm extra thankful for the unexpected help of this generous food basket."

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