Thanksgiving Basket Give Away
Thanksgiving should be a time when individuals and families come together, in a spirit of gratitude, to enjoy a hearty meal and the company of loved ones. Unfortunately, due to the ever-growing economic challenges, including homelessness, unemployment and under-employment, many cannot share in the festive experience of abundance. With this in mind, Good in the ‘Hood has partnered with Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities in order to provide more than 3,000 Thanksgiving food baskets for families in need during the holiday.
Although we cannot do EVERYTHING we can do SOMETHING. Our SOMETHING is to share all the fixings for a delicious Thanksgiving meal with a struggling family striving to make ends meet during the holiday. In addition to the grocery baskets, each year the Good in the 'Hood team partners with local churches and civic organizations in order to host over 1,000 delicious Thanksgiving Day meals. It's truly a time of good food, festivities, fellowship and fun.
HOW DOES THIS WORK?
It’s really easy! During the month of October, qualified families in need are welcome to register for a food basket and/or to RSVP for the Sharing The Feast meal at one of our approved sites. The registered families will be provided with the time, date and location of the food basket distribution. In addition, they will be given information regarding any additional programs and services that are being offered by our organization and partners. It’s a great way for families to get a holiday basket and to get connected with our organization and services. PLEASE JOIN US! We invite you to join with us in reaching hungry families with a personal display of compassion. All you need is a caring heart and a willingness to make a difference. You can help in the following ways:
Join with us (individuals and groups are welcome) by volunteering for our Holiday Help Thanksgiving basket events. The grocery distribution event is held on Saturday, November 19th and the Sharing the Feast meal is scheduled for Thanksgiving Day. Please register early as our volunteer opportunities are limited. To join us, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and request a volunteer application.
Join with us by inviting and connecting us to those you know that may be interested in volunteering, contributing personal talents and/or in giving food and practical resources that support of our Holiday Help efforts. GIVE Partner with us financially by sponsoring a family or families during the holiday. A donation of only $15.00 will sponsor a family of 5 with the fixings for a delicious Thanksgiving dinner.