Families who are struggling with hunger this time of year are also facing other difficulties. Their heaters are holding at a lower temperature to keep costs down. Parents are trying to find the right words to explain to their kids why they didn’t get as many gifts as their friends. Children are worried about winter break because their family doesn’t have enough food. Through our seven direct service programs and our Partner Agencies we are working to reach everyone struggling with hunger this holiday season, but we need your support!
Here’s how you can help this holiday season:
Financial donations can go a long way to help! For every $25 donation, we can provide 100 meals to families in need. Hunger knows no season and we work year round to reach our neighbors in need. We cannot successfully do that without financial support. If you are making donations on behalf of someone for the holidays, we have cards available for order. You can find more information here.
We are looking to collect 6,000 turkeys this year for Thanksgiving and Christmas meals! As COVID-19 continues to impact our community, more families are finding themselves in need of help. It is our hope to provide a delicious holiday meal for our neighbors to give them a little bit of comfort and joy on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Turkeys can be dropped off at our warehouse (1108 H Street), Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm. Enter through the northeast Main Office entrance. Ring the bell on the wall for a special surprise!
Returning this year, Wing Shack in partnership with NoCo Nosh will be collecting turkeys. You can drop off your turkey at any Weld County location (Garden City, West Greeley & Windsor) and it will make it to us for distribution. As an added bonus, they will give you a coupon for some free wings and make a $5 donation to help further fight hunger. Due to the pandemic, Wing Shack is asking, if possible, that all turkey donations be made at their Garden City location.
Lastly, WeldWerks is offering a promotion if you donate a turkey at our warehouse you can get a free four-pack! All you have to do is snap a picture of yourself donating a turkey, head to their location and show them the picture.
DONATE THE FIXINGS
We are also looking to collect shelf-stable food items. Along with some holiday staples, we are in need of some of the most requested items:
- Canned Green Beans
- Canned Corn
- Peanut Butter
- Tuna/Canned Meat
NEW! Virtual Food Drive
We have made food drives easy with our new online food drive software. From the comfort and safety of your home, you can help us fight hunger by donating online. Follow the link below now!