Friday, December 11, 2009

Countdown to the Itasca Holiday Program Toy Packing Day

Today Second Harvest is buzzing with activity as we prepare to pack about 1,800 toy bags for local children.  On Saturday morning over 80 volunteers will gather here to assemble bags of toys for children who have been referred to the program.

Each bag has the name of the parent, the age and gender of the child and the distribution location listed.  Volunteers pack the bags according to instructions for each age group.  By noon on Saturday we will have all the bags packed and ready for delivery to one of the nine communities where families come to pick up their gift bags and holiday food boxes.  

On Monday, food bank delivery trucks start to take loads of food boxes, toy bags and other items like hats and mittens to each community where volunteers coordinate local distribution. 

Thanks to a very caring, generous community, Second Harvest is confident that we will be able to Feed the Need this holiday season.

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