We’re excited to announce the launch of our 2021 Holiday Season Rainbow Bags!  Returning this year, we’re offering multiple opportunities for LGBTQ+ and HIV community members in need to request all of the ingredients to help make the holiday season special.  LGBTQ+ individuals continue to experience higher rates of food insecurity with more than 1 in 4 adults experiencing need within the past year.  COVID hasn’t made things any easier! 

In 2020, our Holiday Rainbow Bags reached over 1000 LGBTQ+ & HIV community members across Western Pennsylvania.  As we prepare for our second year, we anticipate an increase in demand for our support.  We want to be sure we’ll be able to say “YES” to every request we receive, but our success will rely on the generosity and support of friends like you!  Can you help us make sure we’re able to support all of our community this holiday season?   

In November we’ll offer Friendsgiving meal kits that are fully customizable and accessible to a variety of faith and dietary needs.  In early December we’ll offer Cookie & Hanukkah celebration kits, and finally we’ll close the season with a Winter Holiday Bag where folks get to celebrate the season their way by selecting brunch, appetizers or a dinner themed menu. 

Over the years, we have become known for a variety of services and supports for our Western PA LGBTQ+ & HIV family.  Our Holiday Rainbow Bags are an example of how we have strived to improve the health and well being of members of our communities.  With the help of dozens of volunteers, and people like you, we will be able to deliver food and a bit of holiday cheer to reduce the impact of food insecurity and isolation. 

If you’d like to give back! this holiday season, help us by donating your time or your resources! https://hughlane.org/home/give-back/

If you’d like to request a Holiday Rainbow bag, more information can be found here: https://hughlane.org/wellness-services/hughs-kitchen-resource-program/

Sarah Rosso

Executive Director

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