For Thanksgiving, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Social Services Kinship Program collaborated with Bashas’ grocery stores to provide a choice of a boxed meal or a Bashas’ store voucher for 50 families.
The meal came with a turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls and a pie.
Meals went to kinship families with adult caregivers who are typically blood relatives of the children they take care of.
The Kinship Program is actively recruiting foster parents and held a virtual orientation with the Community on December 16. “We need men, fathers and grandfathers who are willing to open their heart and home to help us foster or mentor our teenage young men,” said Norma Hernandez, MSW, foster/kinship/adoption/guardianship licensing manager.