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Washington For Justice, Latinos For Washington hosting a meal kit raffle

The annual event is now in its third year

Washington For Justice and Latinos For Washington are volunteering for the 2021 Free Meal Kit Raffle. (Submitted Photo)

WASHINGTON – Nonprofits Washington For Justice and Latinos For Washington are teaming up to host their third annual Holiday Meal Kit Raffle on Saturday, Dec. 10 at the Mills Seed Building (212 N. Iowa Ave.) in Washington.

“We started the holiday meal kit giveaway in 2020, when many families were out of work and struggling,” said Bethany Glinsmann, associate director of Washington For Justice and Latinos For Washington board member. “Since then, life has not gotten any easier and there is still a lot of food insecurity in our community. This event is a way for our community to come together and support our neighbors who might need a little extra help.”

The volunteers said they aimed to prevent hunger at a time of year that is particularly focused on food.

“Social justice includes food justice,” said WFJ member Dan Henderson. “No one should go hungry in the United States of America. We take care of ourselves and we take care of each other.”

The meal kits are funded entirely by community donations, with an estimated cost of $45 this year.

“We’ve given away 60 to 65 meal kits in the last two years, and each one feeds a family of four adults,” said Sonia Leyva, president of Latinos of Washington. “We hope to raise enough money to increase that number this year. Our goal is to raise $3,000 this year. All of these funds will be used to purchase items at our local grocery stores.”

Similar to previous years, groups will offer a traditional American meal kit and a Latin meal kit. Both will be given away in order of arrival, from 11 am on December 10.

Those interested in donating to fund the meal kits can do so electronically via Venmo or PayPal using the username @WashingtonForJustice, or drop off cash or checks (payable to Washington For Justice) at 110 W. Main Street, number 4 of Washington. Donations must be delivered by December 7th.

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