Food bank is preparing meal boxes for Christmas

By Press Release

The Surface Creek Community Services Food Bank is a vital and reliable resource serving the nutritional health needs of valley families year round.

The 50 volunteers who staff and run the food bank located in Cedaredge are preparing for the arrival of the colder weather and for the upcoming holidays. A major project under way now is preparing for the annual Christmas Gift Box campaign.

The food bank was blessed with a gracious community to assist with monetary funds to cover the expense of distributing over 215 boxes last year. Each box costs approximately $38. The food bank volunteers are asking the community to help meet this year's need.

The boxes are filled with a turkey or ham, potatoes, onions, fresh fruit, canned pumpkin, green beans, corn, sweet potatoes, dressing and butter. Distribution will take place Dec. 16.

All donations for the Christmas project should be made out to Surface Creek Community Services and specifically marked for the "Christmas Dinner Boxes."

The mailing address is:Surface Creek Community Services, PO Box 963, Cedaredge CO 81413. The food bank phone number is 970-856-1125; email address is

The Surface Creek Community Services Food Bank is an all-volunteer organization supported completely by church donations, and by donations from individuals, businesses, service organization, fundraisers, food drives and grants.

The food bank is supervised by a nine-member board of directors and is a certified nonprofit 501(c)3 entity.

To volunteer, donate or for other information, call the food bank at 856-1125.