November is the official start of the holiday season, and it’s not hard to get in the spirit at Deep Creek Lake, with snow often in the forecast and fun holiday events filling our calendars. This year, we decided that we wanted to help give back to our community this holiday season by starting a holiday food drive! In addition to a donation box at our office, we’re also giving our guests a way to give back after their stay.
Starting this month, guests will find a red bag in their vacation rental homes specifically for food drive donations. Most guests who rent make a much needed run to the grocery store upon their arrival to stock up for their stay. When they depart, however, it’s not always convenient to pack any leftover food. With our food drive bags already in place right at the home, our hope is that our guests will donate any of their unwanted nonperishable food items. Guests can also purchase foods to donate, too!
The winter months can be very straining on struggling local families, especially during the holiday season. Donating this food to local food banks and charities will not only help feed families, but it will also take some of the burden off of families who must chose between food and presents for their children.