November 4 thru November 10 St. Paul’s Social Ministry Team will be observing
Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week with our annual Thanksgiving Basket appeal.
Thanksgiving will be here before we know it. As we look forward to gathering together with family & friends for a bountiful Thanksgiving Dinner, we should also be thinking of those who could use our help to fill their own Thanksgiving table. We at St. Paul’s are blessed, and we have so many things to be thankful for. Please remember the families in our community who are struggling to put food on their table by donating food for a local family’s Thanksgiving meal.
Please bring in the following nonperishable items to help complete a thanksgiving dinner on Saturday and Sunday, November 10 and 11:
- Sunday, November 4 – Canned Fruit
- Monday, November 5 – Stuffing or Bread Mix
- Tuesday, November 6 – 100% Juice
- Wednesday, November 7 – Canned Vegetables
- Thursday, November 8 – Canned Potatoes
- Friday, November 9 – Dessert
- Saturday, November 10 – Turkey/Ham or Money Donation
**We are asking for a turkey or ham (place in the freezer in the kitchen) or $1.00 donation per family member to be used towards the purchase of a turkey or ham.* If you are donating a cake mix or pie filling as a dessert, please include all necessary ingredients (pie dough, icing etc).
As in previous years we are also asking for donations of perishable items to fill out the Thanksgiving baskets. The items requested will be on the turkey display in the narthex beginning on Saturday, October 27. Please take a turkey feather with the item(s) you are willing to donate, and sign the “I will supply” sheet. These items must be returned before 11:00 on Sunday, November 18.
The need for food continues to be great. We expect to hand out about 30 baskets this year. Please join us, our Sunday School, youth groups, scout troops and many of the other outside groups who use our building, in collecting this food. The families we help are enrolled in the free lunch program at local schools. For many of these children the only meals they can count on are the breakfast & lunch they receive at school. We hope to have enough food in each basket to last until they return to school on Monday. Any remaining food will be donated to local organizations for use in their food pantry.
Please contact Betty Brink at (609) 267-7740 if you are interested in shopping, packing or distributing the food baskets on November 18.