#Activate10: Decade long Thanksgiving tradition pivots this year; community help needed

The Riverton High School Key Club, Riverton Rotary, and Riverton Kiwanis annually provide hundreds of Thanksgiving meals to local families in need. Due to COVID-19, their usual process of feeding the community on Thanksgiving has changed this year.

They have teamed up with Foundations for Nations located at 620 E Monroe in Riverton for a drive-thru Thanksgiving food basket pick-up. Anyone in need is encouraged to head there on November 21st starting at 11:00 am to pick up a basket until all 200 are gone.

To make this happen for the community, monetary donations are needed. RHS Key Club is collecting those donations which can either be mailed to the school or taken over the phone by calling the RHS Office at (307)856-9491 and asking for a Key Club member. Checks can be made out to RHS Key Club and mailed to 121 North 5th West, Riverton, WY 82501.

One turkey is ~$15, and a box of food is ~$25. The amount of food in a basket feeds a family of 5-6, according to Kiwanis Advisor Gay Hughes. Everything is provided with the exception of a salad. She also encourages you to take a box for your neighbor in need if they cannot get to the pick-up.

While things are a little different this year, Key Club President Brett Jones and Vice-President Genevieve Nguyen are excited to still provide meals to the community.

Lander Valley High School Future Business Leaders of America students are also seeking community help for their annual Turkey Basket Project. Click here to learn how to help.

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