2022 Christmas Dinner Box Project kicks off online fundraising

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - This year holiday dinners will be more expensive than ever due to inflation continuing to prop up the price.

    In the 1990s, Racheal MacLeod began the program to help local families enjoy Christmas dinner.

    More families than before may need help gathering food for Christmas this year.

    Juneau has a holiday tradition to help families in need, the Racheal MacLeod Christmas Dinner Box Project.

    In 2022, the Christmas boxes will serve more than 360 families, thanks to the support of many local partners.

    Hayden Garrison, the organizer of the GoFundMe, thanked the community for their help.

    "The Women of the Moose, Juneau Chapter 439 have jumped in again to help our fabulous volunteers fundraise and coordinate the delivery of the food. The Thunder Mountain & Juneau Douglas High School Rotary Interact Clubs then supply the hands-on labor needed to pack these Christmas dinner boxes and get the job done. A very special thank you to Super Bear & Foodland IGA for their gracious ongoing discount on food items."

    A way the community as a whole is asked to help is by pitching in towards the discounted cost of the dinner boxes. This year the goal is $14,500, which comes out to $40 per family served. The Racheal MacLeod Christmas Dinner Box Project has launched a GoFundMe for this year's efforts.

    To view the GoFundMe, click here. 

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