Angel Tree program accepting donations for gifts and meal boxes

Donations are currently being accepted for Christmas meal boxes for those in need. This is the third year that Hatch’s Super Foods and PCHS have teamed up with the Perkins County Ministerial Association, which has aided families during the holidays for many years.

The Christmas meal boxes include ham, a gallon of milk,  dinner rolls, stuffing, ingredients for green bean casserole and sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie and whipped cream.

PCHS is donating the hams and Hatch’s is donating the gallon of milk.

Those interested in contributing toward a meal box may do so at Hatch’s. The remaining contents of the box, excluding the ham and milk, cost $25.

Proceeds donated beyond the meal boxes will be given to the Ministerial Association to help them aid families during Christmastime.

“I don’t think we can do it without the community support,” said Valerie Hochstein of Hatch’s. “It’s tremendous.”

The Christmas meal boxes will include recipe cards created by PCHS Dietician Shana Kraus, which feature both oven and microwave cooking instructions for the dishes provided. 

Suggestions and recipes on what to do with leftovers are also included.

Donations will be accepted until Dec. 16.

Angel Tree project

This year’s Angel Tree gift project sponsored by the Perkins County Ministerial Association is well underway, according to committee members.

Gift tags with items requested by those who might not otherwise have gifts are available to be picked up at participating churches in Perkins County. Distribution for the tags began Sunday, Nov. 24.

Gifts for the program are to be returned in gift bags to the churches by Dec. 8. An account for monetary donations has been set up at Pinnacle Bank for those who would prefer to donate in that manner.

The Angel Tree program will have the meal boxes and other angel tree gifts available for distribution on Dec. 17.


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