Edmonds business owner Angie Bryant remembers lean times while growing up in Detroit, but her family took pride in always having a special meal for the holidays — a turkey or ham for the table. “Even though we didn’t have much, there was always a sense of abundance and celebration during the holiday season,” she said.
So when Bryant, owner of Ternion Results, stopped by the Edmonds Food Bank to volunteer a few weeks ago, she was aghast to learn that only larger families coming to the food bank for assistance would receive a turkey or ham for their holiday meal. Families of four or smaller get a whole chicken. “While that is a blessing, I believe that every family regardless of size deserves a special holiday meal,” she said.
Enter Bryant’s campaign — appropriately named “Turkeys, Hams and Bucks — No Clucks,” to secure 400 hams and turkeys, or donations to buy them, for the upcoming holiday meal being distributed by the food bank.
If you are willing to help, you can contact Bryant at 425-408-3367 or email her at email@example.com. She will pick up your donated hams or turkeys and store them in a freezer — made available by Jacquie Cliff of Champions Real Estate Services in Edmonds — until the holidays. Or you can donate cash or checks (made out to the Edmonds Food Bank) to Bryant, which she is also happy to pick up, or you can mail them to 20021 83rd Ave. W., Edmonds, WA 98026
She will use those donations to purchase turkeys or hams at an Edmonds grocery store, then take them immediately to the food bank.
Great idea, Angela! Not that there’s anything inherently wrong with the chickens. But focusing on those who need help to put food on the table, especially at this time of year, is the right thing to do.
Thanks, Todd. I am committed that our community experiences a sense of abundance and contribution at this time of year. And those chickens- well, they can take the day off. But come the day after Christmas, they go back on the table!
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