Highland Community Ministries is one of the local organizations the Highland Presbyterian supports and one of the key ways we do that is through our annual Thanksgiving basket food drive. Last year HPC, along with the Weekday & Nursery School, provided preparations for a Thanksgiving meal and other staples to over 40 families who live right here in the Highlands.
This year we would like to provide even more support and also improve the nutritional content of the food we provide. A shopping list is available in Fellowship Hall and on this page.
Here are ways you can help:
- Buy everything on the list to provide a complete “basket” for a family of 4
- Pick an item or two from the list and purchase enough to supply several baskets
- Provide a financial donation that will help fund the gift cards (we provide $25 Kroger cards to assist in purchasing a turkey). Make check out to Highland Presbyterian church and please add “Thanksgiving Baskets” to the memo.
- Help us keep track of what has been received during the drive
- Assist in building baskets on Saturday 11/21 at 10am
- Deliver baskets to families on Sunday 11/22 after church
On behalf of the Church in the World Committee, thank you for your many years of support to this vital local mission and this is another example of HPC “Sharing hope from the heart of the Highlands.”
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This is a list of items that will go into each basket. Please bring as you can, or go shopping for an entire basket.
If purchasing an entire basket for a family, please include the following:
- 2 cans sweet potatoes and/or carrots
- 2 cans of string beans and/or peas (low sodium if possible). You may want to consider including ingredients to make a green bean casserole.
- 2 cans of corn
- 1 box of stuffing mix
- 1 box of instant mashed potatoes
- 1 can of gravy
- 1 can of cranberry sauce
- 2 cans of canned fruit (or apple sauce)
- 2 bottles of 100% juice (non-refrigerated)
- 2 boxes of pasta or rice
- 1 box of biscuit or corn muffin mix
- A desert (pumpkin pie filling and crust or alternative)
- A sturdy cardboard box (feel free to decorate).
In addition to items appropriate for a Thanksgiving meal, other staples are always welcome such as:
- Peanut butter
- Canned Tuna, Salmon or chicken
- Canned soups
- Beans and lentils (not canned)
- Dried fruits (apricots, raisins)
- Powdered or condensed milk
Please place them in the collection bins in the coat closet area of Fellowship Hall or in the Walker-Nevin Building. Donations accepted until Friday 11/20!
If you are interested in helping or have questions, email Jim Crowley at firstname.lastname@example.org.