WCAP seeks volunteers, donations for holiday food basket project

Nov 12, 2012

Belfast — Waldo Community Action Partners (WCAP) and People for People have been hard at work planning and fundraising for one of Waldo County’s largest annual collaborative efforts — the Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Basket Projects.

Soon, the Tarratine Hall in Belfast will be filled again with enough food to feed up to 800 households in Waldo County for Thanksgiving alone. Local residents are invited to join them 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.

The date of the Thanksgiving basket assembly is Nov. 17 at the Tarratine Hall in Belfast at 6 a.m. The Christmas basket assembly with be Dec. 15 at 6 a.m. at the Belfast Armory.

This project is supported 100 percent by the donations of those in the community. The project would not happen without these donations. For the Thanksgiving project, 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 Waldo Community Action Partners Thanksgiving Basket Project, P.O. Box 130, Belfast, ME 04915 or dropped off to Suite 201 at the Belfast Center in Belfast on 9 Field St Donations may also be made online at www.waldocap.org. For more information, contact Tabitha Lowe at 338-6809, ext. 115, or tlowe@waldocap.org.

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