It doesn’t seem possible but the holidays are rapidly approaching. Thanksgiving is next week and Christmas follows a brief four weeks later. We’ve been busy preparing for them. Each year we give out special Thanksgiving and Christmas “Baskets” to make each of those holidays special for our clients. Of course we use boxes instead of basket for the dinners, but perhaps next year we can find actual baskets to add to the festivities! Start collecting them now.
In addition to a turkey or whole seasoned chicken (Thanksgiving) and ham (Christmas) , there are the traditional side dishes, including stuffing, potatoes, vegetables, cranberry sauce, rolls and butter. And of course a choice of holiday pies and whipped topping will complete the meals.
Thanksgiving Baskets will be distributed on Wednesday November 26 at our facility from 4:00 to 6:00. There have been sign ups for a few weeks, but it isn’t too late. As long as we have enough – and we’ve been more than blessed with food – no one will be turned away from receiving a Basket. Last year we served well over 120 families for each holiday.
There will not be any regular food distribution on that day. We’ll resume again in December.
Sign ups for Christmas Baskets and for the children’s gifts are currently being taken. Again this year, the gifts for the kids will receive pajamas, socks and a book. In addition, Elk Creek Church is gathering up board games for the families to enjoy. Donations are welcome.
Christmas Distribution will be TUESDAY December 23, from 4:00 – 6:00. The children’s gifts can also be picked up at that time on site. The food bank will be closed on Christmas Eve so both volunteers and clients can be with their families.
Our member churches usually provide some of the items for the meals, but there have also been many donations from the community to supplement the baskets. Thank you very much for making it possible for HH&RC to help others during the holidays. Your generosity and kindness means a lot to the board and to all the volunteers, and especially tells our clients, “We care about you and your families!”