For many years, a group of community-minded people in DeWitt County have come together to provide meals for those in need during the Christmas season.
The need is anticipated to be much greater this year and with that in mind, Tina Baxter indicates those wishing to get registered for meals have more time to do so. By extending the deadline for registrations, they also are extending the deadline for monetary donations to help the program.
Meals provided to a family are often non-perishable and provides enough for families of all sizes to last a few weeks.
To get signed up for the food basket program, you can call 217-871-2190 and provide a name, phone number, address, and the number of people in the household. To provide monetary donations for the program, you can drop any amount off at the American Legion at 219 North Elizabeth Street in Clinton and make sure to note it is for the Christmas food basket program.