November is here and the days are getting colder. Thanksgiving and Christmas are fast approaching.
At the Surface Creek Food Bank, volunteers are busily preparing for our Holiday Dinner Donation to needy families in our area.
Last year, with the community's help and the help of many great volunteers, the food bank delivered 275 dinners to families in the Surface Creek area so that they, too, could celebrate the holidays with their family and friends.
The food bank is seeing larger families as extended family members move in together to help cut costs, and it is also seeing more of our middle-income families coming forward for help as they can no longer make ends meet. This year the dinner distribution is on Saturday, Dec. 15.
Each holiday dinner includes a gift certificate for the purchase of meat from a local store, potatoes and sweet potatoes, celery and onions, a pie or the ingredients to make a pie, margarine or butter, and fresh fruit. Each family dinner box costs about $38 to make. The Food Bank is always pulling from canned food donations and looking for the best prices on food to keep the costs as low as possible.
Please mail donations to Surface Creek Community Services, P.O. Box 963, Cedaredge, CO 81413 and mark them for Holiday Dinners. If you would like to volunteer or to donate specific food items, please contact Ken Black at 901-9130.
Thanks for taking time to consider this request. As you start thinking of your holiday dinner plans, please remember others in your community who need a little extra help.blog comments powered by Disqus