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Scott Valley Focus Thanksgiving Food Giveaway

By Marilyn Seward

The board members of the Scott Valley Focus, Inc. send a huge thank you to all the community members who made this year’s Thanksgiving dinner food boxes possible. We are grateful for the individuals and organizations who contributed time, food and funds for the 160+ Scott Valley families. Volunteer drivers delivered food boxes to families without transportation. Special appreciation goes to the Etna Methodist Church for providing the space to prepare the boxes.

Scott Valley Focus, Inc. was founded in 2000 by dedicated women with a deep concern for family welfare and the community. For many years the organization worked together with the Scott Valley Resource Center.

Their present “Focus” includes affordable housing and critical transportation. A comprehensive survey is being conducted to a large segment of Scott Valley citizens to provide validity of the needs of the community for potential grant funding. Scott Valley Focus has recently elected a new board of directors. Board members include: Pamela Merchant, Lisa Campbell, Cliff Lantz, Marilyn Seward, Lisa Theofanitis and Cindy Menne.

Scott Valley Focus will also be providing Christmas food baskets. Anyone wishing to make a financial donation for any Focus project may send a check to Scott Valley Focus, Inc., PO BOX 252 ETNA CA 96027.

Below by SNN Publisher

Scott Valley and Beyond gets involved to lend a helping hand.

Etna High School Students collected 500 cans of food for the Thanksgiving Food Drive, 4H & FFA members distributed the cans of food between the 160 bags.

200 potholders were donated by the Scott Valley Quilters!


$500 matching donation & A grant from EFSP, Emergency Food and Shelter Program, its part of United Way.

A note of thanks to Marchwhite Family, R. Square, The Churches in Scott Valley, Great Northern, Lions Clubs, Costco, and the 4H & FFA Clubs.

Thank you to Ray’s Food Place for sourcing the Turkeys & Ham. Storing them in your freezers and John Klukkert for delivering to the Methodist Church for distribution.


lastly drivers running food boxes around the Valley and over to the Salmon River Community. Roz Squair – Linda and Roy hammer – Mike Kerrik – Julie Webster

Special thanks to all the Scott Valley volunteers and benefactors that made our Thanksgiving Food Box program a success. With the rising cost of food and gas, our expenses have nearly doubled. The Christmas food boxes are in the works now. Your donation of any size will help to ensure that the 150 plus Scott Valley families we are serving will have a bountiful Christmas meal.

Donate on Giving Tuesday at – at or via mail to Scott Valley Focus, P. O. Box 252, Etna, CA 96027.

If you or someone you know would benefit from receiving a Christmas food box, please send us a private FB message, email us at [email protected], or call 530-4675448. Please follow us on facebook and share this post. #nsgt22 #ScottValley #givingtuesday2022

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