In addition to WOWI's support of the essential pantry, we also provide holiday assistance by creating Thanksgiving baskets. As with items in the essential pantry, these baskets are distributed anonymously through our school district to compromised local families in need of a little holiday time support.
The baskets contain shelf stable items for the holiday meal as well as breakfast, some snacks, and a Stop and Shop gift card to purchase fresh items. We were able to provide baskets for 14 families last thanksgiving, each "basket" consisting of two overflowing reusable shopping bags of food.
Through the generosity of our members, and the community supporting our fundraisers, we hope to increase the number of baskets every year and spread even more holiday cheer.