Thanksgiving In June

By: Brent Hanson

For a great number of families, summertime means BBQ’s, pool parties and enjoying the great Idaho outdoors. But this doesn’t describe the season for all of our community members.  During the summer thousands of kids turn to food pantries to make up for those meals they miss at schools, which places an increased strain on the entire system.  Adding to the challenge is the fact that this additional need comes at a time when donations to the food bank are at their lowest for the year.

As a way to give back to the community that gives so much to us, City of Trees Real Estate is  gearing up to host our 2nd Annual Thanksgiving in June Food Drive.   It is our goal to collect 3,000 lbs. of food and $5000 in cash donations to make the summer of 2015 a bit easier for those in need.

How can you help?

  1.    Collect non-perishable foods and bring them down to our event on June 12th and 13th!
  2.    Make a cash donation – Donated funds are used to purchase staples for food baskets when food stocks are not sufficient to fill the need…..And the food bank      has buying power, their dollar can go a lot further than if you and I were doing the shopping.
  3.    Spread the word!  Let your friends and family know about the event at the Rosauer’s Supermarket from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Friday, June 12th and Saturday, June 13th.
  4.    Contact to register for a time to come join us as a volunteer at Thanksgiving in June.

We have been working with some great community partners including K Hits 107.1, Rosauers Supermarket, Idaho Central Credit Union, Yogurtz, Luciano’s Italian Restaurant, Bouquet Flowers, Kona Grill, ENG Lending and Silvercreek Realty Group  to ensure the event is spectacular!

Event Location : Rosauers Supermarket, 2986 North Eagle Road, Meridian, ID 83646