How You Can Help Ensure No Twin Falls Family Goes Hungry This Season
A few community members have come together to raise Thanksgiving turkeys for families in need. If you want to help the cause, it is pretty simple, all you have to do is go to the store, grab a turkey, and take it downtown to the collection place.
No Family Should Go Turkey-less This Thanksgiving
If you want to help, you can grab a turkey from any area grocery store and take it to the Barbershop At Gehrig Dale and Co at 537 Main Ave E. They are collecting as many turkeys as they can to make sure no family celebrates Thanksgiving without the traditional Thanksgiving meal. While they are mostly focused on turkeys, they are also collecting traditional Thanksgiving sides like stuffing, cranberry sauce, green beans, and anything else you can think of on a Thanksgiving table. Every little bit helps.
Where Are All These Turkeys Going To End Up?
First and foremost, they are going to the people that live under the Valley House umbrella. Those who are in need of affordable housing until they get out of a bad situation. There are about 170 families that they are feeding for the holiday. After that, any extra turkeys will go towards The Twin Falls Housing Authority which also helps those in tough spots with affordable housing. There are less than 100 people who need help there. If they still have any leftovers, they will transfer it to the food bags that they hand out each month. The Valley House also acts as a very small food bank.
Other Ways To Help
If you can't afford to give a turkey or other Thanksgiving foods, they still could use some help. The people receiving these turkeys and food likely have no way of preparing it. So they are asking people to donate foil pans, tin foil, and other disposable cooking utensils. Even something as simple as a can opener can be really helpful in a situation like this.
If You Need Help
You can always contact Valley House. Anyone that comes through their doors will be treated with kindness and respect. If you are a regular for the food bank, which is about 100 to 200 people each month, you can get a turkey easily. If you are in need and Valley House runs out of turkeys, you can always go to South Central Community Action Partnership which usually had a turkey drive every year and distributes them all over. They tend to have a bigger selection of sides and meats.
Big Shout Out To Those Helping
A huge shout-out to those who have already donated. Stan with the barbershop and Gordy from Hwy 30 Music Fest have been working hard to get the word out to help these families out.
The Valley House will be closed on Thanksgiving day so donations will be accepted and distributed as late as the day before Thanksgiving.