Thanksgiving 2017

Thanksgiving 2017

Calling All Turkeys – We need You!!

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 It’s that time of year again!  Once again, we are preparing for our annual holiday program and we project that we will need to distribute approximately 1,600 turkeys and complete dinners.

We need your help!!  

This program is made possible by all the individuals and families, companies, houses of worship, civic groups, schools and youth groups who spread goodwill and give thanks by hosting food drives, fundraisers and donating food, funds and gift cards so we can ALL have a reason to celebrate the holiday.

We Need Turkeys!

We will begin accepting turkeys and hams  on October 25.  We can accept fresh and frozen – please see our drop off  hours below.

 

In addition to the main course, we provide each family with other food items needed to make a holiday dinner. Below is a list of items currently needed to prepare the Thanksgiving bags:

Thanksgiving Food Needs List

  • turkey, turkey breasts, ham or large chicken
  • stuffing
  • turkey gravy
  • yams – canned or fresh
  • instant mashed potatoes
  • apple, cranberry, grape or other 100% juice
  • cranberry sauce
  • canned corn
  • Parmalat or powdered milk
  • regular tea bags & coffee
  • nuts, mini-marshmallows, pickles
  • cereal
  • salad dressing
  • roll or muffin mix
  • brownie mix or cake mix and icing
  • hearty and regular soups (low-salt if possible)
  • canned fruit
  • jello or pudding
  • canned pumpkin
  • *We can also use fresh items such as potatoes, onions, yams, apples and oranges but PLEASE keep separate and let us know if you have brought them!*

click here for a printable version of the Thanksgiving Food Needs List to take to the grocery store!

Donating Details
  • Please keep turkeys separate from any other items.
  • If your donation includes a turkey, please let us know so it doesn’t get overlooked.
  • Click here for Directions or use Google Maps.
Holiday Drop-off Hours

During October and November, food can be delivered to the warehouse as follows:

  • Monday – Friday 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday (November 8 and 15 only) until 7:45 pm.

If at all possible, please call our office to schedule your delivery.

Please note:
We will close at noon on Wednesday, November 22 and will be closed Thanksgiving and the day after.

For more info, call 973-538-8049 or e-mail us at interfaithfoodpantry@mcifp.org.

If You Need Help for a Thanksgiving Meal

If you live in Morris County and need a holiday basket or any other help with food please call the office at 973-538-8049. We will be happy to help!

Hosting a Drive? Check out these customizable flyers:

Bring Your Bird to Work Flyer
Bring Your Bird to Worship Flyer

 

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