Needed: 15 families to feedThe children at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church are getting a hands-on lesson in giving this holiday season.
The children at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church are getting a hands-on lesson in giving this holiday season.
For weeks, the Sunday school students have been collecting non-perishable Thanksgiving food items like cranberry sauce and potatoes. The fifth graders and middle school students stepped up to run a free Christian Critters Party for the community on Halloween. The carnival games, face painting, crafts and prizes were free, but the students raised $150 in food sales and took in more food donations.
In total, the children collected 111 food items. Super One Foods donated vegetables and soups for the project. Now, the youth have sorted the food into 15 Thanksgiving dinner packages for families in need.
Each package consists of a $10 gift card to Super One Foods that can be used toward a turkey or ham purchase, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, vegetables, a side dish, a desert, soup, and cranberry sauce. Now the students waiting for one last ingredient – families to pick up the boxes on Nov. 21.
“We want to let people know about these dinner packages, so that families that may be suffering from a financial set back this holiday season could have an almost complete Thanksgiving dinner to have at home with their families,” said Amanda Renaud of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in an e-mail to the Telegram.
To reserve a dinner, call (715) 394-3472 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and provide a name, and contact information.
“There are only 15 dinners available, and we don’t know how fast they will go,” Renaud said.
Proof of income is not necessary to receive a package, and all contact information will be kept confidential.
Dinners will be ready for pick up from noon to 1 p.m. on Nov. 21.