Thanksgiving Baskets 2015

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Wow! What a day at The Hunger Coalition! On November 23, over 100 dedicated volunteers came together and helped distribute nearly 400 Thanksgiving Baskets to community members in need! Baskets were complete with a turkey, stuffing, potatoes, green beans, cranberries and a homemade pumpkin pie courtesy of The Sage School, The Community School, Syringa Mountain School and Pioneer Montessori.

Thank you to the generous donations at Albertsons checkstands and direct donations from the community to help make this happen!! Also thanks to all the volunteers and participants who came together to make this special day possible. What a wonderful feeling helping provide a hearty, delicious holiday meal to all of our community members!

Special shout out to The Community Library, Hailey Public Library and Bellevue Public Library for organizing a book giveaway for kids! Families could choose from a huge table of books to give their youngsters.

Here are some touching testimonials from Thanksgiving Basket recipients:

“It will make it possible for our family give thanks and remind us how lucky we are to be part of such a great community.”
“Living with a limited income and thanksgiving being my favorite holiday, I can receive food which I can’t buy.”
“My family and I will be able to have our first thanksgiving together as a family which would make our day – we recently lost my brother.”
“I am on a fixed disability income and its hard at times. We don’t have alot to work with. This will give us an opportunity to have a family dinner together. Leftovers can be stretched too.”

Happy Holidays everyone!!

 

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MAKING THE HOLIDAYS SPECIAL ON A BUDGET

tgiving turkeyThe Hunger Coalition helps local families experience the celebration of the holiday season

Slack is here and your work hours just got cut. Are you wondering how you’ll pull off Thanksgiving dinner this year, with only a few dollars left after being paid? The Hunger Coalition wants to help fill your table.

Holiday feasts are meant to add comforting contrast to the long, cold days of winter. If you’re facing an empty holiday table this year, know that your community is here to help.

Thanks to generous donors, The Hunger Coalition is able to provide Thanksgiving Baskets full of wonderful holiday foods: even pie.  This year, The Sage School is partnering with Syringa Mountain School, Community School and Pioneer Montessori School to bake 400 homemade pies to accompany every Thanksgiving Basket.  This level of commitment is inspiring and deeply appreciated! Continue reading

Food Glorious Food

BY YANNA LANTZ – THE IDAHO MOUNTAIN EXPRESS

SlaIMG_3647-SMILEck season has arrived. What money is left from the busy summer is fading fast, leaving many people wondering how they will pull off Thanksgiving dinner this year.

If you’re facing an empty holiday table this fall, know that the community is here to help…. Read the full Idaho Mountain Express article here.

 

Thanksgiving Baskets 2014

What a day! On November 24, dedicated volunteers  came together and helped distribute nearly 400 Thanksgiving Baskets to community members in need. Baskets were complete with a turkey, stuffing, potatoes, green beans, cranberries and a homemade pumpkin pie courtesy of The Sage School, The Community School, Syringa Mountain School and Pioneer Montessori.

Thank you to the donors, volunteers and participants who came together to make this special day possible. What a wonderful feeling helping provide a hearty, delicious holiday meal to all of our community members!

“Thank you so much for helping me give my family a nice Thanksgiving dinner. Without your help, I would not have been able to do it,” said Richie, a recipient of  a Thanksgiving Basket.

Happy Holidays everyone!!

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Making the Holidays Special on a Budget!

tgiving turkeySlack is here. The money saved from the busy summer is dwindling fast. Are you wondering how you’ll pull off Thanksgiving dinner this year, with only a few dollars left after being paid? The Hunger Coalition wants to help fill your table.

Holiday feasts are meant to add comforting contrast to the long, dark and cold days of winter.If you’re facing an empty holiday table this year, know that your community is here to help.

Thanks to generous donors, The Hunger Coalition is able to provide Thanksgiving Baskets full of wonderful holiday foods: even pie.  This year, The Sage School is partnering with Syringa Mountain School, Community School and Pioneer Montessori School to bake 400 homemade pies to accompany every Thanksgiving Basket.  This level of commitment is inspiring and deeply appreciated!

Continue reading

Thanksgiving Baskets 2014

Thanksgiving Baskets for Families in Need
And How YOU Can Help

tgiving turkeyMany community members are struggling to make ends meet, especially during slack, and the looming Thanksgiving holiday can be stressful.  The Hunger Coalition is pleased to announce another year of the Thanksgiving Basket Program.  And you are invited to help!

We live in an amazing community, filled with caring and generous citizens. We hope everyone will join together to ensure all our local families have an opportunity to celebrate, and be thankful, this Thanksgiving.

More than 3,000 children and adults in our community struggle to find where their next meal will be coming from.  You can make a difference.  This is food drive season.  Several local businesses are conducting food drives; watch for the big yellow bins.  The top five food items needed right now are: apple sauce, canned fruit, canned meat, peanut butter and white rice.

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In keeping with the spirit of giving, students from The Sage School are partnering with Pioneer Montessori, The Community School, The Mountain School and the YMCA to bake 350 homemade pies to accompany every Thanksgiving Basket.  This level of commitment is inspiring and deeply appreciated!

If you are experiencing hunger and believe your family cannot provide for a Thanksgiving meal, please know your community is here to help!  An application must be completed and returned to The Hunger Coalition no later than November 12th.   Applications in both English and Spanish are available at The Hunger Coalition, St. Luke’s Center for Community Health, The Advocates and from all Blaine County School District social workers.  Please call 788-0121, pick up an application at one of the agencies listed above.

The mailing/hand delivery address is 121 Honeysuckle Street, Bellevue or applications can be submitted via email at: sdohse@thehungercoalition.org

For those wishing to help, a cash donation to The Hunger Coalition can help ensure these families have wholesome food on their tables, and hope in their hearts, this holiday season and beyond.  Your generosity will provide meaningful and nourishing food for families who may otherwise go without.  Visit our website to donate online or mail checks to the food bank address above.

Thanksgiving Baskets will be distributed at The Community Campus Gym on Monday, November 24th from 4 – 6pm.

The Hunger Coalition strives to end hunger in our community by providing wholesome food to those in need and by promoting solutions to the underlying causes of hunger through collaboration, education and advocacy. For more information, visit www.thehungercoalition.org.