Help a local family at Thanksgiving

Tom’s Turkey Drive, a collaborative effort of Second Harvest, Rosauers Supermarkets and KREM 2, is a month away. Thanks to generous donors and volunteers who spent hours working at partner stores and assembling meals at the Second Harvest warehouse, more than 11,000 Thanksgiving meals and $66,728.99 (equivalent to 333,645 meals) was distributed last year to hungry families.

Donors can purchase a complete holiday meal that feeds a family of four for just $20.  The bagged ingredients offered at area Rosauers stores and will be combined with turkeys, half gallons of milk, rolls and other fresh foods and given to families in need on Tuesday, Nov. 21 at the Spokane Arena.

The Pasco Distribution Center (PDC) is hosting the second annual Pasco Turkey Drive after a successful start in 2016. Volunteers and sponsoring organizations helped distribute more than 1,400 Thanksgiving meals to people in need. Help Second Harvest feed 2,500 Mid-Columbia and Yakima Valley families in need this Thanksgiving.  A $30 donation provides a holiday box with a turkey and all the fixings for a family in need.  Donate online at 2-harvest.org/turkey. Meal boxes to be distributed on Monday November 13th in Sunnyside, Tuesday November 14th in Yakima and Saturday November 18th in Kennewick.

“Times are hard right now. I just got laid off and it helps a lot. It means a whole lot to us. We appreciate every bit of help everybody’s giving us. The kids are going to have a nice Thanksgiving meal,” said David, who attended Pasco’s Turkey Drive last year and has a family of four to feed. “I know a lot of people out here are in worse situations than I am, and they appreciate it, too.”