Thanksgiving is just around the corner but are you ready for your turkey feast? Wish you could purchase more fresh produce and lean meats without breaking the bank during the holidays?

Fare for All, a program of The Food Group, purchases fresh fruits and vegetables and frozen meats in bulk and passes on the savings to anyone who wants to stretch their food budget. You can save up to 40% on food purchases and there’s a location near you in North Branch. The program is celebrating its 33rd year and has a phenomenal Holiday Pack in both November and December for only $30 per pack.

In addition to Fare For All’s usual fresh Produce Pack, small (Mini) and large (Mega) frozen Meat Packs, all locations will see the November and December Holiday pack including North Branch’s Trinity Lutheran Church location.

In conjunction with Fare For All, North Branch will also be having Shoe Away Hunger’s Shoe Bus on Dec. 11. Good in the ‘Hood is a community partner of The Food Group, and Shoe Away Hunger is one of their wonderful programs. Sponsored by Schuler Shoes, this program turns around new and gently used footwear to provide an earth-friendly way to support Good in the ‘Hood’s “Feeding The Futures” programs. Like Fare For All, the “Shoe Bus” is open to everyone and accepts credit cards, debit cards or cash.

The (all frozen) content of the November Holiday Pack ($30) this year includes:*

Jennie-O Whole Turkey- 9-10 lbs

Chicken Breasts- 2.4 lbs

Johnsonville 4 Cheese Italian Sausage- 19 oz

Rotisserie Turkey Tenderloin- 1.5 lbs

Sage Pork Sausage- 1lb

(2) Green Beans- 16 oz

Mrs. Smith’s Pumpkin Pie- 9 in.

December Holiday Pack ($30) includes:

Spiral-cut Ham with similar fixings TBD.*

*All items subject to change based on availability.

Fare For All is community-based and community-supported. It is open to everyone, and accepts cash, debit, credit and EBT.

The North Branch Trinity Lutheran Church Fare For All sale is held once a month at 38460 Lincoln Trail, from 2-4 p.m. The holiday distribution dates are Nov. 6 and Dec. 11. No need to call or register in advance. For additional information or locations near you, visit www.fareforall.org and follow them on Facebook at https://www.facbook.com/fareforall/.

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