The Christmas food boxes distributed through the Cedaredge Food Bank contain staples to make a nice holiday meal -- roasted turkey or ham, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, vegetable sides, pumpkin pie and fruit for dessert.
Each box costs about $38 to put together and hours of volunteer time. Thus, to make this decade-long tradition possible, the community is encouraged to support in any way it can, either through time or donations.
Ways to help:
Donate to the cause -- checks written out to Surface Creek Community Services and marked "Christmas Dinner Boxes" help fund the cost needed for each box. Please mail to Surface Creek Community Services, PO Box 963, Cedaredge, CO 81413.
Volunteer -- During distribution on Dec. 15 from 10 a.m. to noon additional volunteers are more than welcome. Please call 970-856-1125 to sign-up.
To receive a box
Eligibility is required and sign-up needs to be completed in advance. Please call 970-856-1125.
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