Safe Harbor box lunch event set for Feb. 22

Published 11:51 am Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Preparation is underway for the Safe Harbor box lunch delivery event.

Scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 22, the Butler County Children’s Advocacy Center, Inc., more commonly known as Safe Harbor, will provide lunch for more than 1,000 individuals in the area as part of a seasonal fundraising event.

“We sell to Fort Deposit, Butler County, Luverne and the Highland Home area,” said Safe Harbor director Kathy Smyth.

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The donation is $8 for lunch, with all proceeds going to Safe Harbor.

“The money comes back to Safe Harbor, for items not covered by grants or funds,” said Smyth. Thinking back over years past, Smyth explained, “It has grown! When we started, we didn’t know how we could do more than 250 lunches, now we are looking at serving 1,000 lunches.”

With this great response from the community, many volunteers are needed to help pack, organize and deliver the boxes.

Smyth added, “It is always a lot of fun, but also a lot of work.”

The lunches will include the famous Chicken Shack chicken salad, a freshly baked yeast roll, congealed salad, pickles, dessert, napkin, cutlery and a minty toothpick. “All that and a bag of chips,” Smyth said.

This month a special surprise will be added to each box as well.

Pick-up will be at the Butler County Fairgrounds from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

For delivery or to place an order, send contact info and number of orders to or fax to 383-9485.

Deadline for placing orders is Monday, Feb. 19. To volunteer or ask questions, contact Kathy or Claire at 382-8584.