Program distributes holiday meals to families

The Auburn Food Bank’s annual Holiday Basket Giveaway at Holy Family Catholic Church distributed Thanksgiving meals to about 700 families Tuesday.

“This is absolutely important,” said one volunteer while moving boxes of frozen turkeys. “We’re hoping to feed as many people as possible.”

Families signed up for the baskets, which included all the makings for a Thanksgiving dinner. The baskets were distributed through a careful registration, tagging and tracking system procedure. Volunteers at each station made the baskets in efficient, assembly-line fashion for families to pick up.


To keep pace with a growing demand, the food bank welcomes donations.

The public can bring donations directly to the food bank, 930 18th Place NE, Auburn. The facility is just east of the north Auburn Top Foods parking lot, between 17th Northeast and 18th Northeast on I Street Northeast – inside the Burndale Homes apartment complex.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and on the second Wednesday of the month from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Auburn Food Bank donations also can be brought to White River Presbyterian Church, 526 12th St. SE, Auburn, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday.