Every Easter, the Salvation Army and the Havre Food Bank prepare Easter baskets for 40 to 60 needy Hill County families.
“This year, given the tough times, we don’t know what to expect,” said Trina Crawford, director of the Salvation Army’s Havre office.
But the Salvation Army people hope to find out by March 18, the day people in need of the baskets sign up.
Crawford asked people who need the Easter baskets to call her office, 265-6411, as soon as possible, and set up a time to come in and apply.
The baskets will include a ham or turkey and all the fixings, she said.
The Salvation Army has made arrangements to get the meat, she said, but several side dishes are still needed, she said.
If people want to donate, organizers are still looking for:
• Gravy packets
• Butter or margarine
• Whipped cream.
People can drop the items off at the Salvation Army or the food bank, she said.
Or cash donations are also welcome, she said. People can just drop off the cash or checks at either location and note that the money is for the Easter baskets.
If you need an Easter basket:
• Call the Salvation Army at 265-6411
• Make an appointment now to come in to the Salvation Army March 18 to sign up.
If you want to make a donation:
• Drop off gravy packets, rolls, butter or margarine or whipped cream to the Salvation Army or the food bank.
• Drop off a cash donation to the Salvation Army or the food bank.