United Way of Montgomery, Radford & Floyd is seeking individuals, companies, and civic groups that are interested in joining us in the holiday spirit by participating in our Holiday Meal Box program. United Way has teamed up with local partner agencies: Montgomery County Emergency Assistance Program (MCEAP), Radford Emergency Assistance Program (REAP) and Floyd County Emergency Assistance Program (FCEAP). The four agencies are working to provide local low-income families with Holiday Meal Boxes filled with holiday dinner essentials for both Thanksgiving and Christmas.
“There is a lot of need in the New River Valley, which is especially visible during the holiday season. Hunger is an issue in our community doesn’t simply go away or get solved by feeding a family once. Hunger is a perpetual need that requires a number of caring people to come together throughout the year to help our neighbors. The Holiday Meal Box programs offered through the United Way serves as a small way to bless families who otherwise would have to go without food during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.” states Kymn Davidson-Hamley, Executive Director of United Way.
In 2016, the United Way Holiday Meal Box efforts provided 451 families and 1418 individuals with a Thanksgiving or Christmas meal box. With partnerships and more community support, United Way aims to serve even more low-income families in our community this year that have not been served by partnering programs. If you, your company or civic group are interested in participating in the Holiday Food Drive, please contact the United Way office. Together we can unite and make sure no family in our community goes without a meal during the holiday season.
Donations can be dropped off at the United Way office in Downtown Christiansburg, located at 111 West Main Street. Drop off hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Holiday Dinner Box Needs List:
Gift Cards for Frozen Turkeys Canned Veggies
Canned Hams Yams
Corn Meal/Corn Muffin Mix Marshmallows
Flour Stuffing Mix
Sugar Instant Mashed Potatoes
Canned Pie Filling Rice
Pie Crust Mix Box Macaroni and Cheese
Jell-O Canned Pumpkin
Pudding Mix French’s Fried Onions
If you or someone you know is in need of a Holiday Meal Box, please contact the following partner agencies based upon the area you reside in for more information:
Montgomery County, Emergency Assistance Program at (540) 381-1561
Radford City, Emergency Assistance Program at (540) 633-5133 ext.417
Floyd County, Emergency Assistance Program at (540) 745-2102
If you would like additional information on United Way’s Holiday Meal Box program, contact United Way of Montgomery, Radford & Floyd at (540) 381-2066 or firstname.lastname@example.org.