The Snohomish Community Food Bank is in the planning stages for the Thanksgiving and Christmas Services with expectations for feeding 350 families for each holiday (down by 75 from last year!). We are reaching out to the community, especially to groups of people who would like to pledge and collect an item and bring in 100, 200 or 350 quantity of that item. “This way, we can control the inventory, receive exactly what we need and offer the same menu to all families,” explains Elizabeth Grant, Director of the Snohomish Community Food Bank. “We have a list of about 20 items that we would like to collect to make it a nice dinner for everyone.”
The list includes: canned apple sauce; cake or brownie mix; healthy cereal; packaged oatmeal (boxes of 10); canned or boxed broth; packaged cocoa (boxes of 10); canned cream of mushroom soup; canned fruit (peaches, pears, mandarin oranges, fruit cocktail or any combination thereof); canned or packaged gravy; canned green beans; canned corn; canned peas; Jell-O; juice (100%); marshmallows; boxed stuffing; boxed tea (packets of 18 or 20); and boxed mashed potatoes.
If your organization or club would like to participate, please call Elizabeth Grant at 360.568.7993 and pledge the product and quantity you would like to collect between now and October 30th. Delivery dates for Thanksgiving is Wednesday and Thursday, November 18th and 19th; and for Christmas: Wednesday and Thursday, December 16th and 17th.
In addition to these group pledges, we will be asking for Thanksgiving turkeys (10 – 15 pounds) Christmas hams (4 – 8 pounds). This has been an on-going program for us for the past five years, to which the community responds generously. It is an incredible example of neighbors helping neighbors.
The Food Bank happily accepts financial donations via PayPal, check and cash. Receipts will be mailed to you at the end of the year for your tax purposes.
For more information, call Elizabeth Grant, Patti or Marjolijn at the Food Bank at 360.568.7993.
Contact: Elizabeth Grant, Director
Snohomish Community Food Bank
P. O. Box 1364, Snohomish, WA 98291
Telephone: 360.568.7993; Fax: 360.568.5903