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Food Helpers Announces Holiday Ham Distribution for Over 1,000 Households



Brownsville PA (November 29, 2021) – With the extensive need demonstrated during the Thanksgiving distributions, Food Helpers is pleased to announce it will host the largest holiday distribution in Washington County on December 18, 2021. Greater Washington County Food Bank, a division of Food Helpers, will distribute spiral-cut ham and holiday sides for over 1,000 households, resulting in nearly 4,000 food-insecure people enjoying a traditional Holiday feast with their families.

Registration is required for this special distribution, with 500 households in Washington and 500 households in the Mon Valley able to reserve their feasts, limit one per household. The Washington distribution will be at the Washington Chevrolet and the Mon Valley distribution will be at the Valley Skating Center in Donora. Both distributions will occur on Saturday, December 18 from 9am to noon.


The Holiday Distribution will include a 6-8lb ham, pineapple, yams, French fried onions, green beans, cream of mushroom, and pie crusts with apple pie filling. In addition, a 27-item supplemental box with shelf-stable foods will also be distributed.


Register online at www.foodhelpers.org/holidays or by calling (724) 632-2190 x100.


“Especially during this holiday season, we offer our sincere gratitude to you for your service in support of the Food Helpers mission. We distributed over 1,100 Turkeys and full dinners to residents of the county via two distributions in Washington and Donora, enabling our outreach to connect with those who deal daily with food insecurity,” said George J. Omiros, CEO of Food Helpers. “I continue to be overwhelmed by the genuine spirit of compassion our supporters show for our clients. It has been very uplifting to see people come together, work together, to help one another and to provide real food for real people in real time! This is the inspiration for introducing our new Holiday Distributions.”


Food Helpers thanks the WCCF $250,000 Community CARE Fund Challenge for matching all donors who made this event possible. Additional thanks to volunteers from Washington Chevrolet, Monessen Salvation Army, EQT Foundation, as well as Donora Police for assisting with traffic control.

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