The Lonnie Walker IV Foundation is helping local families who may not be able to afford a Thanksgiving meal this year.
The nonprofit distributed over 300 frozen turkeys and nonperishables Saturday afternoon in front of the Geigle Complex at Reading High School.
“It’s important for us because we used these very same streets to develop his still,” said Lonnie Walker III. “Free parks and programs, so it’s only right that we give back to something that helped you with your own progress.”
Vouchers were provided to a preselected list of Reading School District families prior to the event. Nonperishables included stuffing, mashed potatoes, corn, green beans, cranberry sauce, and gravy.
Reading native and NBA Los Angeles Lakers player, Lonnie Walker IV, established the foundation in 2019 to positively impact youth and families.
Each year, the foundation holds a basketball camp, made available free of charge to approximately 250 kids in Reading.