During these tough times no one understands the need and importance of giving back right now more than Valley philanthropist Michael Pollack.

For the past 15 years the Pollack Investments owner has supported Bishop Tyronne Stowe’s annual thanksgiving meals for those in need and this year the giving continues.

Pollack has donated all the necessary funds to cover 250 Family Boxes of Thanksgiving Meals To-Go.  Each box, which is filled with turkey, sides and desserts will feed a family of four people or more. 150 meals were already given out this past Wednesday with the remaining boxes being offered at Stowe’s Victory Life Church this Saturday from 10am to 3pm, or until the meals run out.  The church is located at 19609 S. McQueen Rd. in Chandler, AZ 85286.

“Michael Pollack has been our guardian angel for more than a decade,” said Bishop Tyronne Stowe.  “Every year we can always count on him to help us feed hundreds of people.  This year it will be over a thousand and we just Thank God for Michael’s willingness to lead by example. When it comes to helping people, there’s no one quite like him and we couldn’t be more grateful.”

Victory for Life Church is one of Chandler’s most well-known ministries. Led by Bishop Stowe, the church has expansive ties across the East Valley. In recent years, donations to the church have fluctuated greatly due to economic uncertainties and difficulties.

“This year we know the need is greater than ever before. We know there are a lot of families struggling right now and we wanted to help as many people as possible,” said Pollack.  “There is quite frankly nothing more that I love during the holiday season or really anytime of the year, than giving back.  We hope these hearty meals can give everyone a nice Thanksgiving and a reason to believe again that things will get better and we are here right beside our friends all the way.”

The ministry’s annual Thanksgiving Eve Dinner has always been in-person and well-attended by community members. Every year more than 500 people attend the festivities but due to the pandemic, this will be the first year that all the meals will be prepared for people to take home and enjoy in the safety and comfort of their own homes.