We’ve got some great ways for you to help families experiencing homelessness and hunger this holiday season! Watch the video or read below to learn more.
The Family Promise Food Pantry provides about 200 households experiencing food insecurity with everything they need for a delicious Thanksgiving dinner. Want to help? It’s easy! Just fill a brown paper bag or reusable bag with the following items:
Boxed mashed potatoes
Macaroni and cheese
Broth (like chicken)
A baking item (like cake mix)
Jam (like grape)
A can of meat
Condiments (like ketchup)
A small jar of spice (like cinnamon or nutmeg)
And a $20 gift card to Giant (with activation receipt)
(We’re proud to be a part of the Healthy Pantry Initiative and we’d love to include some low-sodium or sugar-free items in our Thanksgiving bundles this year, if you should come across them at the market.)
If you’re planning to donate a frozen turkey from a coupon you’ve received, please first redeem the turkey, and then drop in off at the pantry.
Please drop the bags and turkeys off no later than November 16. The drop off location is 2801 Woodland Road, Roslyn (look for our bright blue awning). Donation times are Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, 10 am-1 pm. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 267.318.0607.
Every December, we offer a holiday program for families in our housing programs. Generous sponsors from the community—individuals, businesses, clubs, religious groups, scout troops, and others—partner with us to provide gifts for our families, who are working hard to make ends meet and really appreciate a helping hand at the holidays.
We’re signing up sponsors for this year’s program now! Since our families have shared positive feedback about receiving gift cards, we are requesting gift cards only once again this year. Gift cards allow parents autonomy and opportunity to shop as they choose—and the joy of seeing their children open the gifts that they were able to pick out.
Family sponsors will select a family’s “wish list” of gift cards in early November; cards can be shipped directly to our office or dropped off anytime before Wednesday, December 7.
We are also looking for some general sponsors, to donate supplies like bedding and household items to support our families and properties all year round. General sponsors will receive links to our gift registries.