If you do any grocery shopping you know that $30.00 does not buy much these days. Through an organization called Treasure Box you can buy a box of food containing 2-3 meats, 2-3 vegetables and/or fruits, and 2-3 side dishes or desserts for only $30. All the food is frozen and the contents of each box is worth $65 to $100. With so many people struggling to keep their homes, buy presents for their children, and put food on the table, you can help by donating $30.00 for a box of food that will provide a week of lunch and dinners for a family of four or a about a month of meals for a senior.
Good Source Solutions, a Carlsbad food distribution company, started Treasure Box a year ago in response to rising food prices in the midst of the worst recession this country has seen in decades. The company works with over 500 food manufacturers across the country to provide top quality, nutritious food and distributes the boxes through faith based and community action organizations. Click here to read their mission statement and find out more about Treasure Box.
There are about 50 participating Orange County churches and food banks where boxes are dropped off and available for pickup. The deadline for boxes to be delivered in December was December 6th, but orders are being taken until January 17, 2010 for boxes to be delivered in January. Boxes for January contain gourmet meatballs, chicken breasts, chicken tenders, ground beef., bacon, cheese ravioli, corn dogs, chicken eggrolls, chicken fried rice, broccoli, corn, peaches, potato wedges, pinto beans, and dessert. To purchase a box and view the monthly menu, menu options, date for pickup and pickup locations, click here.