The Tioga County Open Door Mission and The Red Door Thrift Store and Community Center are holding signups for the annual holiday food basket giveaway.

Residents of Owego and Waverly are invited to sign up Oct. 1 through Oct. 30 to receive a basket for both Thanksgiving and Christmas, during the annual holiday food basket giveaway.

Waverly residents may sign up at The Red Door Thrift Store and Community Center, located at 359 Broad St. in Waverly starting Oct. 1 and ending Oct. 30 during normal business hours of Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Residents are encouraged to sign up during the monthly food giveaway Oct. 4 from 1 to 3 p.m. The Thanksgiving basket distribution will take place Friday, Nov. 1 from 1 to 3 p.m., and the Christmas basket distribution will take place on Friday, Dec. 6 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Owego residents may sign up at The Tioga County Open door Mission located at 425 North Ave. in Owego starting Oct. 1 and ending Oct. 30 during Outreach business hours of Monday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch). The Thanksgiving basket distribution will take place Thursday, Nov. 14 and the Christmas basket distribution will take place on Thursday, Dec. 19, both days between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Proof of residency is required at time of sign up. Baskets must be picked up on specified dates.

If you sign up for a food basket from another pantry you will not be eligible to receive a basket from the Open Door Mission or The Red Door Thrift Store and Community Center.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Darin Welch at (607) 687-1121 or email to opendoormissionofowego@gmail.com.