Providing 100 Thanksgiving Meals To Needy FamiliesPosted: Updated:
The goal of the Lowville Food Pantry this holiday season, with the help of Lewis County General Hospital, is to provide 100 Thanksgiving meals for 100 families.
Pantry director Dan Taylor says, until this week, workers were unsure if the tradition would continue.
"This year, we weren't going to do it because we just didn't have the funding and the hospital stepped up and said, 'Well, we'll help you with that,' and the employees are doing a great job," he said.
The meal includes all of the essentials for the holiday - turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and dessert. Taylor says it will be a healthy option.
"Pretty much everything we give is low-salt and as fresh as we can get it. So, they should be fairly healthy until somebody adds the salt and other things to it," said Taylor.
The idea to raise money for Thanksgiving meals between the Lowville Food Pantry and Lewis County General Hospital was just announced on Monday. Already, the hospital has raised half of what they hope to meet for families in need.
"They were lacking $2,500. So, I came back to the committee and we talked about it and we decided it would be a great thing to do and we're having people sponsor a family for $25," said Tina Schell, member of the LCGH wellness committee.
But, they still need more. Lewis Country General will have the money collected by next week to order the dinners.
If you would like to donate, you can visit lchf.networkforgood.com. Under "Apply My Donation To," select "Wellness Fund."