December 23rd 2017
The Best Christmas Gift
There wasn't a shortage of donations during Thanksgiving and Christmas at the Afton Food Pantry. The response was incredible as we asked the community to help us fill holiday dinner boxes. We wanted every family in need during the holiday season to receive the gift of a holiday dinner. 1st Bank in Afton stepped up to the plate and offered turkeys to fill every Christmas dinner box. With the amazing amount of donations that poured in, we gave out in total 94 complete Christmas dinners to local families. The boxes didn't just include the dinner and that's because of the spirit of the Star Valley residents. We received Christmas candy so those boxes with children had a little something extra, we received gingerbread house kits, we even had a group make homemade Christmas ornaments for every single box. The Christmas and giving spirit ran heavy for us at the Pantry during November and December when in total 135 holiday dinners made their way into local homes. What we do isn't possible without all the businesses and donors who have stepped up to make sure those families in need are helped during the holiday months as well.