11/01/11 Sara Hill, Executive Director of the Marshall County Neighborhood Center is counting on the community to assist with Thanksgiving Food Baskets for families experiencing hardships. She said, “We can guarantee the first 100 baskets with the funds we have on hand. I hope the community giving will match ours for a total of 200.” She continued by saying, “If financial donations and food drives are strong we will continue past 200.”
The Thanksgiving Food Baskets through the Neighborhood Center will include: a 10 to 12 pound turkey, 3 pounds of potatoes (regular & sweet), 1 box of stuffing, 1 package of gravy mix, and 1 can of cranberry sauce. Clients will be offered a choice between the fixings for green bean casserole (2 cans of green beans, 1 can of cream of mushroom soup and fried onions) or corn casserole (2 cans of corn and 1 Jiffy cornbread mix). They will also choose their dessert of a pre-made pie or a cake mix and icing.
Hill said there are many food drives underway to secure as many of these items as possible. Anyone wishing to donate financially or food items to the Neighborhood Center may do so now through November 18th. The Center will distribute their Thanksgiving Food baskets on November 21st and 22nd.