As we get close to the end of October, we will start gearing up for our Great Hagerstown Thanksgiving Feast! Preparations are already underway and our volunteer list is growing each day.
Many people have called us about serving on Thanksgiving Day but we know that being available that day is not an option for many people. Many of you would like to be a part of helping to feed the community but you’ll be tied up with family commitments, work or travel plans.
If you’re going to be busy or unavailable on Thanksgiving but would like to help us feed hundreds of people in Hagerstown, why not donate some food for the big day?
We use a lot of food for Thanksgiving Day. We provide a free buffet lunch for anyone in the community so we need to be well stocked for all of our hungry guests.
Our menu includes roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, succotash, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, sauerkraut, assorted pies & more!
Donations of food for our Great Hagerstown Thanksgiving Feast are greatly appreciated. Below is a list of items that are needed for that day.
- #10 cans of corn and lima beans
- Cans of sweet potatoes
- #10 cans of fruit cocktail
- Cans of sauerkraut
- Frozen/fresh turkeys
- Brown sugar
- Jellied cranberry sauce
Any food donation that you give can really go a long way! If you are interested in helping to keep our pantry stocked for the winter months, below is a list of much needed food. If you are planning a food drive, use this list to help us keep frequently used items in stock.
For Our Pantry:
- White rice
- Spaghetti sauce
- #10 cans of green beans, peas and corn
- Cold cereal (not kids’ cereal)
- 15-16 oz. jars of peanut butter
- Quick Oats
- Tomato products (diced, whole, stewed, sauce or paste)
Thank you for being a part of feeding the hungry in Hagerstown. Your donation of a can of green beans or a jar of peanut butter may not seem like much to you, but it can be a symbol of hope and love for people in desperate situations. It’s truly amazing how God can use a can of soup to change a life!
If you would like to donate food, please call 301.739.1165 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info and instructions. If you would like to host a food drive at your church, school, workplace or civic organization then please call or email for more information also. Thank you again for caring & sharing!