John Ross Ferrara / Tuesday, Nov. 17 @ 12:15 p.m. / Education
The Brookings-Harbor School District is Giving Away Cranberry Sauce Making Kits, Thanksgiving Dinner Bags This Week
The Brookings-Harbor School Garden is giving out hundreds of free cranberry sauce making kits and Thanksgiving dinner bags to local youths this week through the school district’s “Grab and Go” food distribution program.
Children between the ages of 1 and 18 (or adults representing children in this age range) can pick up the free food bags at the Brookings-Harbor High School parking lot on select days.
The cranberry sauce making kits, made possible through grants and donations given to the school garden program, will be available for pickup tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“There are 350 kits available,” the Brookings-Harbor School District stated on social media. “We hope you and your students enjoy this lesson and work together to make the cranberry sauce.”
The cranberries inside the kits were donated by Cape Blanco Cranberries based out of Port Orford, the same cranberry farm that was featured on the Discovery Channel Series “Dirty Jobs” in 2008.
Watch a very poor-quality version of the episode here. Fast-forward to the 21:00 mark.
On Thursday, the Grab and Go program will also be handing out Thanksgiving dinner bags packed with turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, stuffing, pumpkin pie and eggnog from 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Families are not required to have children enrolled in Brookings-Harbor School District schools to receive the free meals.