Thanksgiving Sign Ups and Distributions
WHEAT clients who received food from January 1-October 1st of this year are eligible to sign up for a Thanksgiving basket. We are also accepting St. Paul’s Pantry clients for Thanksgiving sign ups.
Sign ups are November 13-16 from 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. and Nov. 17th from 9:00 – noon.
Turkey baskets will be given out Tuesday, Nov. 20th from 9:00- 4:30 and Wednesday, Nov. 21st from 9:00- noon.
WHEAT WILL BE CLOSED NOV. 22ND AND 23RD.
Donations may be brought down Nov. 13th – 16th from 9:30 – 4:30 and Nov. 17th from 9:00- noon. Please do not bring down donations during the week of Thanksgiving (Monday Nov. 19th-Nov. 23rd) since we will be busy distributing the baskets and won’t have room to take in donations. We will re-open on Nov. 27th at 9:30 to start accepting donations again. Thank you for your understanding.
PLEASE CHECK THE “FOOD ITEMS NEEDED” FOR FOOD WE NEED THIS MONTH.
Feeding the Kids
This summer we fed 939 school aged children, and provided them with 56, 340 meals. This doesn’t include the 300 households without children that we fed. We are proud that once again, WHEAT could provide this extra food to families who don’t have enough money during the summer to make up for meals the children don’t get at school. You can help us restock our shelves with a $25 donation or why not buy a $20 ticket for our Karoke fundraiser? Food donations can be brought to WHEAT Tuesday through Friday between 9:30 and 4:30. Check out what we need under the “Food Items Needed” tab. Thank you for all you do to help us feed our West Haven neighbors in need.
Produce DonationsWe have wonderful donations every week from several growers who have provided hundreds of pounds of fresh produce for our clients. Hats off to Watson Foods, Hindgers Farm, The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit and West Haven Community Gardens.
Capital CampaignSo far our capital campaign has raised over $3,000 towards our goal of $18,000 to pay for repairs to the roof and driveway that weren’t covered by a HUD grant. We still need $15,000 to recover the costs of repairs. If you can help us out, please send a check to WHEAT and mark it "Capital Campaign" or make a donation online at www.givegreater.org. Thank you.