There are 385 families in the Lewiston area that have good food and warm clothes to start the new year thanks to the second annual Holiday Heroes campaign.
On Monday, Dec. 12, Rosauers Supermarket once again sold $20 bags of groceries for customers to donate to the Foodbank. Each bag contained rice, tuna, green beans, spaghetti noodles, spaghetti sauce, Jiffy baking mix, macaroni and cheese, Juicy Juice, Pop Tarts and pancake mix.
Thanks to the generosity of Rosauers customers, and some excellent promotion from radio stations The Outlaw 106.9, Good Times 105 and KRLC, we had 400 bags of food to distribute. Rosauers added a five-dollar gift card to each bag, and the radio stations led a cheer for every bag sold.
The food distribution took place at the Salvation Army on Monday, Dec. 19, when the Foodbank staff and volunteers served the 385 families lined up for the groceries, a turkey from the Foodbank, plus toys and candy for the kids, clean donated coats and knitted hats provided by Lewiston’s Volunteer Association.
Once again, the Ida-Vend Broadcasting stations The Outlaw 106.9, Good Times 105 and KRLC went the extra mile with their remote broadcasts to promote the event. They got help from sponsors Sutton Salvage, Lewis Clark Credit Union, Great Clips, McDonalds, The Den, Red Cross Pharmacy, Shooters Sports Bar, Follett’s Mountain Sports, Deranleaus, Born Again Resale and Consignment, Dr. Steven Ozeran, Cook’s Car Company and J & L Auto Sales.
The whole project was a huge success. There were smiles from the children, a lot of tears of thanks and a great time had by all. It is the warmth of a smile and the true heart of giving that makes Holiday Heroes an event that touched so many this year and will for years to come.