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Standing with the display of food items included in the Christmas meal boxes are (l-r): Neil Hilton, Perkins County Health Services CEO; Shana Kraus, PCHS Dietician; and Barb and Kevin Hatch, owners of Hatch’s Super Foods.

Christmas meals to benefit families

Twenty-three Perkins County families in need will enjoy a traditional Christmas meal in their homes thanks to the efforts of Perkins County Health Services and Hatch’s Super Foods.

The Christmas meal boxes include a ham, a gallon of milk, dinner rolls, stuffing, pumpkin pie, whipped topping, and ingredients for green bean casserole and candied yams. PCHS is donating the hams and Hatch’s is donating the milk. 

Those interested in contributing toward a meal box may do so at Hatch’s. They have generously discounted the remaining items for a total cost of $25 per box. 

Proceeds donated beyond the meal boxes will be added to Hatch’s gift cards so the families can add something extra to their holiday meals.

“A lot of families have their own traditional sides, so the gift cards give them a little extra grocery money for Christmas,” said Valerie Hochstein of Hatch’s. 

The Christmas meal boxes include recipe cards created by PCHS Dietitian Shana Kraus, which feature both oven and microwave cooking instructions. Suggestions and recipes on what to do with leftovers are also included.  

This will be the second year PCHS and Hatch's have teamed up to help provide the meal boxes. 

Donations will be accepted until Dec. 16. The Angel Tree program, through the Perkins County Ministerial Association, will have the meal boxes and other angel tree gifts available for distribution on Dec. 18 from 5-7 at the Grant Methodist Church fellowship hall. 

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