The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Southwest Idaho District Council, Inc.

 

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul
2014 Thanksgiving Family Food Box Project ...

Thanksgiving is a traditional North American holiday to give thanks at the conclusion of the harvest season. Unfortunately, there are many families in our community who have not been blessed with a bountiful harvest. As our population grows, the number of those in need grows along with it.

For the past 16 years, The Society of St. Vincent de Paul has sponsored The Thanksgiving Family Food Box Project so that those who may have otherwise not been able to share a Thanksgiving Dinner with their families, are able to do so. The success of this Project is only realized by the generosity of the Ada County community. Last year, with the help of our community, The Society of St. Vincent de Paul distributed over 2,100 Thanksgiving Dinner Food Boxes.

If you would like to share your bounty, and HELP US HELP PEOPLE, please contact us at 695-7831 so that we are able to assign your Thanksgiving Food Box a number, and determine which location is most convenient for you to drop off your Thanksgiving Food Box. If given enough notice, we can make arrangements to have your Food Box picked up. Thank you for your willingness to assist The Society of St. Vincent de Paul in this most important Holiday Project.


Thanksgiving Family Food Box Contents
-10 pounds or larger Frozen Turkey
-10 pounds of Potatoes
-1 Large Can Pumpkin Pie Mix
-2 Cans each of Yams, Corn, Peas,
 Cranberries, and Green Beans    
-Foil Roasting Pan
-2 Cans Chicken Broth
-Stuffing Mix for the Turkey
-2 pounds Frozen Butter or Margarine
-2 Cans Evaporated Milk
-Bisquick or Baking Mix
-Pie Crust Mix
-1 or 2 Onions

Things to be mindful of:
DO NOT include glass containers.
DO NOT include any alcoholic beverages.
DO NOT include any frozen foods besides the turkey and butter.

DO keep the turkey and foil pan separate.
DO put your other food items (including potatoes & butter) in one or more boxes.
DO mark all boxes with the box number you are assigned.
DO include additional healthy itmes to provide meals beyond Thanksgiving Day.
     (Suggestions: tuna, cereal, flour, sugar, peanut butter, jelly, soups).

If you would like information on Signing Up to receive a Thanksgiving Food Box please click here. The Spanish Sign up version can be viewed in PDF format here.

To assist with the distribution of the Food Boxes, please use the Volunteer page and write Thanksgiving Food Box Program in the comment box. Please be sure to include all of your contact information so that we are able to get back to you


Prefer to make a donation?
$50 dollars will provide a complete Thanksgiving Family Food Box for one of our neighbors. Please call 695-7831 or click here to send an email.

Checks:
If you prefer, you can mail your contribution to:

The Society of St Vincent de Paul.
Southwest Idaho District Council, Inc.
Attn: Mike Gallagher, President
3217 West Overland Road.
Boise, Idaho 83705

Please make checks payable to:
St Vincent de Paul, SW.I.D.C.

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