Bounty for Families will continue distributing boxes of fresh, locally-sourced organic produce every Tuesday as part of the U.S.D.A.’s Farmers to Families Food Boxes program. We’re working with the Rotary Club of Yelm in conjunction with their 10 Weeks of Summer Program and will be four distribution points every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until noon: historic school at Rainier (on Center St.), Clearwood main gate, Nisqually Pines administrative offices and Yelm City Park. Big thanks to Hugh Jones of Evergreen United Food Hub for driving all the delicious food out to us from Shelton every week and to our awesome volunteers for making it happen. Spread the word!
For the third week in a row, Bounty for Families will be distributing boxes of free, organic, locally sourced produce at four locations throughout the Yelm area on Tuesday, July 28th from 10:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m. The Yelm Rotary Club has generously allowed us to join them at their 10 Weeks of Summer program sites: Clearwood main gate, Nisqually Pines main office parking lot, Yelm City Park and the historic school building (next to the high school) in Rainier.
Please note: the Rotary Club’s program is specifically for families with children who qualify for free and reduced lunch at local schools. The Food Boxes for Families produce is available for anyone who needs it on a first come/first serve basis, including adults without children and senior citizens. We are happy to hand out produce and also want to make sure that the Rotary boxes get to the children they’re meant to help, so please bear that distinction in mind when you come to see us.
Thanks to the volunteers who are making this work and to Hugh Jones of the Evergreen United Food Hub for making the drive with his truck of delicious greens every week.
We’re happy to annouce that Bounty for Families is one of multiple organizations throughout the Puget Sound region chosen to receive free boxes of organic produce for distribution to anyone who needs them every week from July 14th through August 25th. Through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farmers to Families Food Box Program, the Evergreen United Food Hub will be delivering 140 boxes to Yelm every week, which we’ll then distribute through a collaboration with the Yelm Rotary Club’s existing 10 Weeks of Summer Lunch program. We’re currently looking for volunteers to help distribute the food boxes on Tuesday mornings starting on July 14th between 9:30 and 12:00. Please contact Heidi Smith at 360.464.8706 if you are interested in volunteering.
Sean Sipe and the team at Yelm Physical Therapy are supporting Gift of Gobble again this year. Because of your donation, two families will enjoy full Thanksgiving feasts this year. Thank you for your generosity!
Once again Dan and Molly at Crowe Law have come through with support for the Gift of Gobble program. Your generous donation will feed two families this Thanksgiving. We appreciate your ongoing support of our programs!
Many thanks to JZK Inc. for supporting Gift of Gobble again this year. Your generous contribution will feed 10 families this Thanksgiving with meals they can prepare and enjoy at home. We appreciate you!
Thank you to Mike and Edith at Blue Waters Acupuncture for your donation to Gift of Gobble. Your generosity will feed two families this Thanksgiving. We appreciate your continuous support of all our programs, including the Farmers Market.
Through the generosity of the physicians and medical team at Yelm Family Medicine, 10 families will enjoy full Thanksgiving feasts this year. We appreciate the group effort to make sure our community is taken care of during the holidays year after year.
Thanks to one of Yelm’s great success stories, First Finishers for your donation to Gift of Gobble. Your generous support will feed 5 families this Thanksgiving. We appreciate you!
Thank you to everyone who has donated to Gift of Gobble so far! We’re happy to announce that we are over 1/3 of the way to our goal of $6,000 to feed 100 families this Thanksgiving. That means we have $3,865 to go and every bit counts. The simplest way to donate is online. Those of you who prefer to do things in person can bring cash, check or card to the Yelm Food Co-op. Once your donation is complete you can play pin the feather on the turkey – your own personal feather with the amount and your signature if you choose to add it.
As a reminder, Gift of Gobble feeds 35 military families, 27 families through 9 local churches, 6 families through our local school districts and the rest are individual nominations. We appreciate your support!