Thanksgiving in a Box 2022
The annual Thanksgiving-in-a-Box food drive for needy families, now in its 17th year, will once again be an interfaith Pelham event. This year the drive will be coordinated through Huguenot Memorial Church, the Pelham Jewish Center, OLPH-St. Catharine Parish, Christ Church, Pelham Community Church and the Bronxville Reformed Church Nursery School. Volunteers will be partnering with Family Services of Westchester and providing boxes of food to families in FSW’s Port Chester, Tarrytown, Mount Vernon, Yonkers, White Plains and Pelham locations.
Volunteers are needed to assemble a box of food for a family of 6-8 people. Last year, this event was able to provide much needed food for 900 families and it is the hope to do the same again, but your help is needed!!
Manor Market will once again have competitive prices and will be fulfilling boxes and helping the coordination.
If you are going to be away or if the box is too difficult to carry, call 914-636-2208 and they will put a box together for you and get it to the church. Cost is $79. (Manor Market, 4775-77 Boston Post Road, Pelham Manor)
HOW CAN YOU PARTICIPATE?
It is really simple!
STEP 1: Contact one of the participating organizations & let them know you’d like to put together a box! Or call Manor Market 914-636-2208.
OLPH: Michelle D’Urso 393-7401 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
St. Catharine’s: Heidi Carey 738-4332 (email@example.com)
STEP 2: Buy the specific food items and pack the box. Make it a family affair!
STEP 3: Bring the box to the Huguenot Memorial Church library. Boxes can be dropped off between 9-5pm from Saturday, November 19 – Tuesday, November 22, 2022.
If you are interested in helping deliver the boxes on Wednesday morning 7-9am, November 23, 2022, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanksgiving-in-a-Box items include:
(NOTE: Everything will fit inside the box except for the ham)
• 1 pre-cooked sliced spiral ham (8-10 pounds – you will find these in the meat section of your grocery store. No canned hams.)
• 2 (28-32oz) bags of rice
• 6 (15 oz) canned vegetables (any kind of
vegetable that is available due to COVID shortages)
• 1 (5 pound) bag of potatoes –approximately 12 potatoes
• 1 (3 pound) bag of apples – approximately 8-10 apples
• 1 (1 pound) box of pasta (any kind)
• 1 (24 oz) jar of tomato sauce (any kind)
• 1 bag/container of cookies (Oreos and the like kind of packaging are perfect)
• 2 (64oz) containers juice (No cider or anything that needs to be refrigerated!)
About Family Services of Westchester: Family Services of Westchester is a private, not-for-profit, non-sectarian agency located in Westchester County. Founded in 1954, with headquarters in Port Chester, Family Services is dedicated to supporting families in need throughout Westchester through programs such as Family Mental Health Services; Adoption & Children’s Services; Head Start and Early Head Start; Senior Services; Home Health Care; Big Brothers-Big Sisters; AmeriCorps; Therapeutic Foster Care for Youth; and a spectrum of services for families living with HIV/AIDS.