The giving part of Thanksgiving

If you are looking for a way to help out folks this holiday season, here’s a great opportunity. The Bucks County Housing Group does great work helping homeless families get back on their feet and under a warm roof. During the holidays they accept donations of “Holiday Baskets” – a full holiday meal for 4-6 people. If you can’t swing that, consider donating food to any of their food pantries.

Here’s their suggested menu for the holiday meal baskets. The Thanksgiving Baskets are due Tuesday, November 17th, which is just next week, so consider it while doing your food shopping this week.

Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday Baskets
Provide a meal for a family of 4-6 people.

“Fixings” include:

  • Potatoes (fresh or boxed)
  • Stuffing (Stovetop is fine; if not include seasonings)
  • Vegetables (canned or fresh is fine)
  • Dessert ( pumpkin pie mix and crust mix or brownie mix)
  • Cranberry JELLY
  • Gravy (jarred)
  • Beverage ( iced tea mix, coffee etc.)
  • Aluminum roasting pan
  • $25 gift certificate to cover cost of turkey and perishables ( milk, butter, eggs and CoolWhip)

Some people add holiday touches like special paper plates or napkins candles or candies. Feel free to bake some cookies too–just make sure they are packaged well!

Put everything in a sturdy box.

THANKSGIVING– all food needs to be at the pantry no later than November 17 2009

CHRISTMAS– all food needs to be at the pantry no later than December 18 2009

Drop off at Penndel Pantry located at 349 Durham Road in Langhorne: Email for time

Drop off at Doylestown Pantry located at 470 Old Dublin Pike in Doylestown: Email for time

Drop off at Milford Square Pantry located at 2155 Milford Square Pike in Milford Square: Email for time

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