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Fulfilling a Holiday Need

Thanksgiving Meals from Lantern Home Group

Article by Lila Ruppe

Photography by Rachel Audette, The Turquoise Camera

Originally published in Arvada Lifestyle

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, you can already feel the holiday spirit in the fall air. It’s a time for community, appreciation, and, of course, great food. Lantern Home Group in Arvada is celebrating the grateful spirit by providing Thanksgiving meals to the students and families of Arvada High School experiencing food insecurity.

Located in Olde Town Arvada, the team at LHG prioritizes giving back to the community. Realtor Diane Howard explains, “I think like many local businesses, it's important for us to give back.”

Over 9% of the Jefferson County community, where Arvada High School is located, experiences food insecurity. Those experiencing food insecurity lack reliable access to nutritious food, something frequently taken for granted. With a high percentage of students at or below the poverty line, Arvada High School greatly benefits from LHG’s efforts and donations. The school runs a food bank within the school to provide assistance to the community. Every Friday, they put together meals for families that can’t afford to eat over the weekend.

Lantern Home Group is sparing no expense to allow everyone the opportunity to have an abundant Thanksgiving this year. The realty team members, who have been working together since 2018, will knock on 650 doors to collect food donations. Those donations will be picked up from each contributor’s front porch November 8th.

Serving the community has been a tradition for LHG. “We've been doing charity for the Arvada underserved schools for the past five years,” Diane explains. They have partnered with Arvada High School in the past to supply Thanksgiving meals. “All of us have a heart for people with food insecurity,” she says.

Each meal box will be stuffed with cranberry sauce, canned fruits and vegetables, gravy, Jello, Bisquick, juice mix, dessert packets, and boxed potatoes. On top of that, it will include a minimum of a $25 gift card for perishable Thanksgiving dinner essentials like turkey and vegetables. The team is hoping to put together 200 Thanksgiving meals this year to distribute at Arvada High School. With any additional or non-Thanksgiving food donated, they are going to help restock the school food pantry.

The team of realtors at Lantern Home Group demonstrates the same level of care and consideration for the community as they do for their real estate clients. Diane emphasizes understanding every client as an individual. “We tailor everything we do to each individual client's needs; we go above and beyond for every single one of our clients,” she says.

Donations for Thanksgiving meal kits up are accepted until November 13th in order to get them prepared in time for their distribution at the high school on the 16th and 17th. However, donating year-round is greatly encouraged to help stock Arvada High School’s food bank. 

Lantern Home Group offers flexible donation options so everyone with the resources can pitch Into the effort. You can write a check, use Venmo, or buy gift cards directly. The team is accepting donations directly to their office at 7901 Ralston Road in Arvada. If you would like to donate, reach out to Lantern Home Group at (720) 619-5280. 

To show extra support, feel free to follow Lantern Home Group on Facebook and Instagram@LanternHomeGroup.

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