“I saw a recent statistic that said one in seven Americans is living in poverty,” said Melander, whose Brentwood church, Creekside Christian, is a host site for the Treasure Box program. “I had no idea the numbers were so high, and that doesn’t even really address all of the folks still working and struggling to put food on the table – many here in our own community. So is there a need for Treasure Boxes? I’d say so.”
Treasure Boxes is a division of Good Source Solutions – a food packaging company based in Carlsbad – and was developed as a means to provide families and individuals with fresh, affordable, healthy food at a fraction of grocery store prices.
With Thanksgiving around the corner, Melander is focusing her attention on Holiday Treasure Boxes as an inexpensive, viable way to make a difference.
For $35, purchasers will receive a 14 to 16 pound Butterball Turkey, macaroni and cheese entrée, frozen peas, carrots and corn as well as frozen sweet potatoes, stuffing mix and a pie.
And while the Treasure Boxes are popular with residents of all income levels, Melander hopes the community will consider the gift of Treasure Boxes when giving this season.
“Many people I talk with supplement what they already buy, especially meat, with the Treasure Boxes,” said Melander. “But I would love to see people thinking about the Holiday Treasure Boxes not only for themselves, but also for their family, friends, neighbors, pastors, military family and seniors; anyone they think may be blessed by a little extra help this season. This is a wonderful way to make a difference during a time when people and families truly need to come together.”
Holiday Treasure Boxes may be ordered now through Nov. 7 for Nov. 20 delivery. To donate or order a box, and for additional information on ordering for the December holidays, call 925-240-3329.