Dear Treasure Box Friends,
With heavy hearts, we must share some sad news with you; September will be the last month that Treasure Box will be serving communities. We want to personally thank you for loyalty and support of our program throughout the past 3 years.
When we began serving 3 years ago, many were experiencing the severe pinch of the recession with rapidly escalating food, gas and utility prices combined with a loss or cutback of their jobs and nowhere to turn for relief. With our community partners by our side, Treasure Box was able to step into that gap to provide much needed relief for families squeezed on every side by the economy.
Unfortunately in recent months, we have also been hit hard by rising food costs, supplier issues and skyrocketing fuel charges, making it difficult to continue to provide the outstanding cost savings we once could. Although the economy is still in major turmoil and we still offer our customers value for their money, our value proposition has been diminishing over the past 6 months.
Our goal from the onset has always been to serve with 3 Eâ€™s: Excellence, Executable and Exceeding Expectations. Once we recognized we could no longer continue to do that, we realized that The Treasure Boxâ€™s season of service had reached its end. Although we are profoundly sad because we love our partners and YOU our customers, it is time to say goodbye.
This month, September, will be our final distribution. Our last order deadline will be September 14th, with our final distribution on Saturday, September 24th. We will only accept online orders for September, as it will be on a first come, first served basis. If you need to pay with cash, please contact your local host site to see if they can facilitate your purchase.
Weâ€™re adding extra value to our boxes this month for you, our loyal customers. Instead of selling off our inventory to institutions, weâ€™d rather put those extra items into the boxes and provide you with the best value possible to thank you for your faithfulness. In addition, weâ€™ll be putting some â€œbonusâ€ items that arenâ€™t listed on the menu into our regular monthly Treasure Box as another token of our appreciation. Donâ€™t forget to order early since some of the boxes might not last until the September 14th deadline. View our final menus on our food menu page.
Please help us spread the word to all your family, friends and neighbors about the extra value in our boxes this month. Weâ€™re determined to finish strongâ€¦serving with the 3 Eâ€™s right up until the very end. Order a box for yourself or one to give away. There are so many that could use food this month. Letâ€™s conclude this season of service with joy and grateful hearts, order your boxes and come out one last time to thank all the volunteers who have helped to make this all possible.
Thank you again, Treasure Box friends! It has been a privilege and honor to serve you these past 3 years!