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8/10/17 — 2017 Fill the Freezer

Save the Date: Thursday, August 10, 2017 

A nutritious meal can go a long way toward helping our hungry neighbors maintain their health and regain their spirits and independence. By supporting our 8th Annual Fill the Freezer campaign, you will help to fill the Goodwill Inn’s freezer and Food Rescue’s trucks with fresh, local meat from the Northwest Michigan Fair’s 4-H Livestock Auction, which will provide nutrient-rich meals to Goodwill Inn guests and those community members who rely on area food pantries.

The 2017 Fill the Freezer program is simple: purchase livestock at the auction on Thursday, August 10, 2017, and donate it on the spot to the Fill the Freezer program! Our goal is 28,000 lbs to exceed the capacity of the Goodwill Inn’s freezer and have all excess meat be picked up by Food Rescue and delivered to our local, 5 county food pantries and emergency meal providers.

By supporting this one amazing program you can support multiple local missions: the Goodwill Inn, local food pantries, Food Rescue and the young men and women who raise 4-H livestock.

Can’t make it to the Auction on August 10th? You can also donate online to the Fill the Freezer Campaign, with all raised funds going toward livestock purchase.

Otherwise, grab your boots and your hat (although not necessary!) and join us at the Northwestern Michigan Fair on Thursday, August 10, 2017 to participate!


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