Good news for people who care about people and community…
Thank You… for Being YOU
Tell everyone you know – free summer lunches are back for kids!!
- In Weed… at Bel Air Park and at Mountain View Apartments
- In Mount Shasta… at Mount Shasta Elementary School
- In McCloud… at McCloud Elementary School
- In Dunsmuir… outside near the Dunsmuir Park & Rec building
- In Montague… at Montague Elementary School
Profile in caring: Heather Solus is helping you help others
- Twice as many people are receiving free fresh produce in the Mount Shasta Fresh program – 410 households last season!
- Senior Snow Removal participation has nearly doubled, which means 120 residences were plowed 10 times last winter.
- The Summer Food program has grown from feeding kids summer lunches at one site in 2015 to six south county locations in 2017. We’ll serve more than 14,000 lunches to hungry kids this summer!
- The Snack Bag program, which sends kids home for shorter holiday breaks with nutritious food, is now feeding children in four cities. That meant that 867 children received a week supply of food over the last school year.
Thank you for making a difference!
- Mike Solano said he wanted to own a business from the time he was quite young because he wanted to be able to help his small rural community out and hire lots of people at a good wage so they could raise their families here. Mike donates to GNS because “in time of need, Great Northern is there for the people in our community” – a commitment close to his heart and one of the very reasons he has a business.
- As a mother, Sue Tavalero can think of nothing worse than her own children going hungry. As a Siskiyou County resident, she knows that children are the future of our community, and that to grow them healthy, strong, and smart, they need to be well fed. Her answer? Sue has been the anchor volunteer for the GNS Summer Food program in Weed’s Bel Air Park since the very first year. And she’ll be back this summer to do it all over again. For the kids.
- Laurel Kessler is new to the area and volunteered with the GNS summer lunch program last year to meet people. She got to meet great people and said it was fun to volunteer alongside the boy scouts. “The boys were so surprisingly open and sociable and enjoyable to talk with. Serving others really served me.”
What motivates you to help those in need around you? Do you have the time, talent, or treasure to help make a real difference in someone’s life? Call GNS Development Director Marie Wells at 530-938-4115, extension 121,to find out how simple it is to start helping your neighbors in need.