Holiday Meals Food Donations

2016 Holiday Meals

Thanks for your interest in the Neighbors in Need holiday food program. We gladly welcome donations of holiday food and complete Thanksgiving food baskets.

Below is the list basic list of foods to include in a Thanksgiving Meal Basket, followed by a list of optional extras.

Basic list:
• Turkey—FROZEN
• Potatoes (5 pound bag)
• Fresh Vegetables—Squash, Broccoli, Onions, Celery, Carrots, Yams, etc.
• Fresh Fruit: oranges, pineapples, mangoes and other tropical fruits
• Rice – Canilla or Carolina (NOT Uncle Ben’s or Minute Rice)
• Canned beans, especially Green Pigeon Peas, red, black, pinto beans
• Stuffing Mix and/or Stuffing Ingredients
• Cranberry Sauce and/or Cranberries
• Gravy
• Dessert, or
• Pie ingredients—Apples, Squash, Pumpkin, Pie Crust Mix, Evaporated Milk.

Optional extras:
• Coffee or Tea
• Cream
• Shelf stable 1% milk (e.g., Parmalot)
• Salad Vegetables
• Desserts—Pie, Cake or cupcakes, Cake mix
• Baking supplies—Butter, Sugar, Flour
• Canned vegetables, preferably low sodium
• Bread or Rolls
• Nuts
• Candy
• Candles
• Napkins

Please pack everything in ONE box with a cover so that they are easy to transport.

Except for the Turkey, please do not include frozen foods.
Where possible, please include fresh fruits and vegetables.

Meals will be delivered to families on Tues, November 22, 2016.

If you'd like to donate holiday meal fixings instead, here's a list of needed items:
Stuffing Mix and/or Stuffing Ingredients
Cranberry Sauce and/or Cranberries
Gravy
Nuts and other holiday treats
Pie ingredients—Apples, Squash, Pumpkin, Pie Crust Mix, Evaporated Milk.
Cake mix, bread mixes—corn, banana, cranberry, etc.
Baking supplies—Butter, Sugar, Flour

All baskets will need to be delivered to Neighbors in Need early in the morning of Tuesday, November 22. All holiday fixing donations need to be delivered by Thursday, November 18 at 11:30 a.m. Please call or email us at 978-685-8321 or NeighborsinNeed@verizon.net if you are interested in making a donation so that we can confirm with you where and when to deliver your donation. Thanks again for helping to make the holidays nicer for those in need.

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