Thanksgiving food boxes given to local families

The Tracy Multi-Purpose Center was bustling Saturday morning, as volunteers with the Tracy Lions organized items into food boxes. Assembled boxes were hauled outside for loading onto pick-up trucks, for delivery to churches.

By Seth Schmidt

Fifty local families have more food for their Thanksgiving tables, thanks to the Tracy Lions.

After temporarily turning the Tracy Multi-Purpose Center into a food distribution center Saturday, the Lions delivered 54 food boxes to eight area churches.  The churches distributed the food to families in need prior to the Thanksgiving holiday.

“We have a lot of people who don’t know where their next meal is coming from,” said Sue Muenchow, who coordinated the Lions project with her husband, Larry.  She believes that the number of area families with  “food insecurity” has grown since summer floods damaged many homes.

The Thanksgiving food boxes were given to five Tracy churches and three in the Garvin-Balaton area.  Churches were contacted in advance, and asked if they knew of families and individuals in need of extra food.  Lions used this information in making up the food boxes.

For more on this article, see this week’s Headlight-Herald.