Thanksgiving and Christmas food box assemblies

Heroes 4 Hunger seeks volunteers for holiday food box project

BELFAST — It’s that time of year again! Waldo Community Action Partners’ Heroes 4 Hunger program has been hard at work planning and fundraising for one of Waldo County’s largest annual collaborative efforts – its Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Box Projects.

Soon, the Troy A. Howard Middle School gymnasium in Belfast will be filled with enough food to feed nearly 1,000 households in Waldo County for Thanksgiving, according to WCAP, in a news release.

WCAP Heroes 4 Hunger invites individuals, their families, friends, and neighbors to join WCAP again this year in bringing a little added cheer to the community this holiday season. It takes more than 250 volunteers to help pack and deliver the 36 tons of food that the project brings to the community each year, according to the release.

The date of the Thanksgiving food box assembly is Saturday, Nov. 23, at 6 a.m., at Troy A. Howard Middle School in Belfast.

The Christmas food box assembly will be Saturday, Dec. 21, at 6 a.m., at the Belfast Armory.

The food for this project is supported 100% by the donations of those in the community. The project would not happen without these donations. If you would like to sponsor a family for the holidays, a gift of only $25 will buy a box of food with a turkey and enough fixings to feed a large household.

In a store, the equivalent would cost a family almost $40 – money that could be put toward fuel or other critical end-of-year needs. All donations are put entirely toward food to fill the boxes.

Donations can be sent to WCAP Heroes 4 Hunger Thanksgiving Food Box Project, P.O. Box 130, Belfast, ME 04915 or dropped off to Suite 201 at the Belfast Center in Belfast on 9 Field Street. Donations may also be made online at www.waldocap.org.

If you have any questions or would like more information, contact Amanda Simmons at 338-6809 ext. 119 or asimmons@waldocap.org.

Event Date: 

Sat, 12/21/2019 - 6:00am

Event Location: 

Troy A. Howard Middle School and Belfast Armory