The Center for Family Resources has provided Thanksgiving food boxes to local families in need for 26 years. This year, CFR will provide up to 1,500 Cobb families in need with everything they need to enjoy a meal at home together. Due to the economy, CFR continues to see a large increase in requests for assistance. This year’s Thanks for Giving effort will require more than 70,000 food items. Thanks for Giving would not be possible without the support of local residents, schools, businesses and civic organizations. The non-profit organization relies heavily on these groups to make the Thanksgiving food distribution possible. Distribution of food boxes to registered families is scheduled for Nov. 18-19 at Jim Miller Park. To learn more about sponsoring Thanks for Giving 2011, hosting a food drive or volunteering, visit www.thecfr.org.