I do love a holiday where all you have to do is give thanks and eat!

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I’d like to take this opportunity to pause and give thanks to all who have donated to Blue Valley Community Action this past month.

York and the surrounding communities continue to strongly support this thrift store and food pantry. The list includes churches, businesses, individuals, organizations and schools. Their impact is immeasurable.

East Hill Church of Christ donated 80 Thanksgiving boxes again this Thanksgiving. The boxes were filled with all the fixings for a traditional feast including a turkey, stuffing, rolls and vegetables!

The food pantry was blessed beyond measure this past month by multiple food drives. Need knows no season and without a doubt, Blue Valley is going into one of our highest seasons of need with Christmas and winter just around the corner.

Hats off to the Holthus Convention Center for once more hosting “Haunt at the Holthus” with the cash and canned goods benefitting Blue Valley food pantry.

Kudos and appreciation to York Middle School, Peace Lutheran Church of Waco, York General Hospital, First Evangelical Church, McCormicks, Farm Services/USDA of York and High Plains School for their generous donations.

Blue Valley Community Action is thankful for their awesome volunteers. We continue to receive memorials for Donna Peters, who gave of her time and talents for many years.

The annual Lindsay Larson food drive was a huge success.

Midlands Bank contributed their money raised for their “casual Fridays” fundraiser.

The Terpstra Foundation and the United Way continues to support our efforts with extremely generous contributions.

The York Rotary Club dropped off “birthday bags.” The bags are filled with everything necessary to insure that a child has a memorable and fun birthday celebration.

Walmart hosted a diaper drive. Over 230 pounds of diaper and wipes were collected. Walmart also continues to donate food each and every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Monsanto came out again last month to work on the landscaping in front of the store.

Imagine, this list is from one month only!

In my attempt to acknowledge our November donors, I run the risk of accidentally leaving a name out. If I have forgotten your name out, I do apologize.

This Friday is York’s monthly food distribution from noon-1 p.m. The event is held at the East Hill Church of Christ and is sponsored by the Food Bank of Lincoln. All are welcome to come and receive food. All you have to do is sign for it. No other forms or guidelines required!

Mark your calendars for Santa and Mrs. Claus who will be on hand Thursday, Dec. 13 from 5-6 p.m. The Christmas couple will be seated in the back of the store where the Walmart food is distributed.

From our house to your house, Blue Valley Community Action wishes you a very Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with lots of love and laughter.

As always, we stand by to serve.

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