Serving Our Community, One Meal At A Time
The holidays are finally here and we are so excited to start spreading joy in our communities!
It has become a CBHA tradition for us to donate Thanksgiving Food Baskets to families in need during the holidays.
We know that not every family is blessed to share a delicious thanksgiving dinner, so we do our best to be able to bring some happiness into their homes, and provide the ingredients to a perfect thanksgiving meal.
Some items that we include in the baskets are cereal, bread, cheese, soup and of course all the thanksgiving fixings like a turkey, ham, stuffing, corn and mashed potatoes and gravy! We were also able to add some warm blankets to this year’s box, to help keep families warm this winter.
It all starts with us receiving referrals from our social workers, our family services department and other staff.
After we have gathered family names and addresses, we begin purchasing all of the food. Our staff is gracious enough to not only donate money, but to donate their time and help put the food baskets together. We get so many volunteers that it only takes us a few hours to arrange all the baskets.
Within two days our staff delivers over 200 baskets in Othello, Connell and Mattawa.
As you can see it’s a long process in a short amount of time, but from the time we learn the family’s name to the moment we ring their doorbell, we are happy knowing that another family in our community will be gathered around their table for Thanksgiving.
Seeing the look on their faces when we show up at their door with a large box of food, is what makes all the hard work worth it.
We want to give a special thanks to Coordinated Care for donating funds to provide for our families.
We are so grateful to be able to give 225 families some food and blankets this Thanksgiving season. We can’t wait to do it all again next year, and maybe reach a higher goal of 300 baskets!