Dear friends & neighbors,
We opened registration for our Thanksgiving Basket Drive last Monday, Oct. 17, and before our Turkey Hotline opened midday, we already had a thousand people registered for a basket. By that evening, we had almost 3,000 families registered to receive holiday groceries.
3,000 families in one day. That's more than we've ever seen before on the first day of registration.
It's pretty clear: Families are struggling. And they need our help.
Inflation has driven up the cost of, well, everything. And that's on top of the stress of coming out of a pandemic. Families are having to choose between paying bills and buying groceries. (Thank goodness for food pantries like ours that are here to help them fill some of those gaps.)
For many, a big holiday meal simply isn't in their budget. But it can be, with help from neighbors like you. Check out our Thanksgiving Basket page to learn more about how you can help.
Together, we can bring a little comfort to thousands of neighbors in our community this holiday season.
Letesha Nelson, CEO & Executive Director
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