Hungry in Haines
While you are beginning the week with resolutions to eat less and exercise more, 35 families in the Chilkat Valley are hungry enough to ask for help meeting their needs. 35 families depend on the local food bank for meals. According to Georgia Giacobbe, a local food bank supporter, last month the federal food program supplied ten cases of canned yams to our area. That's it. The rest came from donations from local grocery stores and people like you. She says variety is needed, and healthy things (that also keep well) like dried beans and fruit, oatmeal and rice, canned milk and soups. If you are able, please drop off a box at the Chilkat Center with a note for Georgia on it, or call her at work there (she manages the building and works at KHNS, 766-2020) to see how best to meet the need. Today is the 10th Day of the 12 Days of Christmas, a good day to give some food to those 35 families in need.