Tioga County Rural Ministry has begun accepting sign-ups for holiday food baskets and gifts.
Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets are available for any low- to moderate-income individual or family residing in Owego. Meanwhile, gift sign-up is for all Tioga County children (infants to age 18). All sign-ups must be completed by Oct. 31.
In addition, TCRM is seeking people interested in adopting a family for the holidays. Potential sponsors should notify the ministry by Oct. 31.
TCRM is located at 143 North Ave., Owego. Call 607-687-3021 for more information.
The ministry has received a $10,000 gift from the Mildred Faulkner Truman Foundation to help fund its holiday food program. Last year, due to contributions from that organization and other donors, TCRM was able to provide food for 201 families for Thanksgiving and 220 families for Christmas.