The holiday season should be a time of celebration. Even in this time of high unemployment and economic uncertainty, we hope everyone can find the good in their hearts to reach out to their neighbors and bring cheer, despite the hardship. We at The Skanner News have been striving to "Challenge People to Shape a Better Future Now" for more than 35 years and hope our stories that have focused on the less-privileged have encouraged you and your family to be good to others. Happy Holidays from The Skanner News staff
On Christmas Eve, Portland Prime Executive Chef Russell Kool delivered complete, multi-course meals to neighbors in need. Chef Kool personally delivered the meals around the area from Gresham to Vancouver to West Linn to Cornelius and Northeast and Southeast Portland. A wonderful dinner from Portland Prime meant that these families could sit down together over the holidays for enjoyment and nourishment. With so much food to share many families commented that they would be inviting family and neighbors to join them in celebration.