Holiday meals offered |

Holiday meals offered

Michelle Balleck

SHARE, a not-for-profit program that provides affordable groceries, is offering packages for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

The group also offers produce items each month.

“We are trying to make a difference in the lives of those who participate,” Karen Gibson, director of the group said. “That’s what our effort is all about.”

The group distributes and delivers groceries to families in Craig, Maybell, Hayden, Steamboat, Oak Creek, Baggs, Rangley and Meeker.

The Thanksgiving package includes a turkey with trimmings, stuffing, potatoes, rolls, a pumpkin pie and fruit and vegetable assortments. Cost for the meal is $21.

The Christmas package includes a boneless honey ham, and a boneless turkey breast, potatoes, rolls, sliced pineapple, a fruit pie along with fruit and vegetable assortments. Cost for the meal is $26.

A portion of the proceeds is used to assist families in need, homeless missions and a number of other services for low-income people.

People who buy the meals are helping others, Gibson said.

“It’s a two-fold, win-win situation,” Gibson said. “They’re helping to serve in this other way.”

Participants may also donate holiday meals to families in need anonymously through the program. This season, gift items are available through SHARE, including chocolates, game sets and sausages. Gibson said 10 percent of those sales help the local SHARE program, including expenses associated with trucking groceries from Grand Junction.

Anyone can order groceries through the program, she said.

“Just because you can afford to go to the grocery store doesn’t mean you can’t order from us,” she said.

Registration days are set for 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and Nov. 30 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 678 School St.

Distribution days are scheduled for 1 to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 19 and Dec. 17. The Nov. 19 pick-up will be at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig, 1324 E. U.S. Highway 40. The Dec. 17 pick-up will be at St. Michael’s.

For more information, call Gibson at 824-7939.

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