Thanksgiving Food Box Program 2023

"It is not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them - that is the true measure of Thanksgiving."
W.T. Purkiser
Author | Scholar

Program Contact Information: 
Phone: (208) 559-2294  Email: [email protected]

For 47 years, the St. Vincent de Paul Society has sponsored an annual Thanksgiving food box outreach program for those less fortunate.  This is a family-to-family act of charity.  Your family can share the tradition of Thanksgiving with families in need. 

A food box includes a turkey of at least 10 pounds, 10 pounds of potatoes, a roasting pan, and all the trimmings to provide a nice Thanksgiving meal for four to six people. 

We welcome those of you who would like to follow our shopping list and create your own Thanksgiving food box to be presented to a family. To prepare a food box, click the Donate a Food Box button.

We understand why some of you are not comfortable shopping to fill a Thanksgiving food box. This year, if you would like to make a financial contribution instead, St. Vincent de Paul will do the shopping and put a box together on your behalf.  The cost of a complete meal for four to six people is $70. To contribute financially, click the Financial Donation button.

We hope you will consider helping us.  To volunteer your time, to build, collect, stage, or distribute Thanksgiving food boxes; click the Volunteer Your Time button.

Last year, the Thanksgiving Food Box Program provided over 13,000 neighbors with a Thanksgiving meal.

This is an opportunity for you to directly impact a family in need.  Please consider helping us provide a Thanksgiving dinner for those who would otherwise be unable to afford one.

We would also like to thank this year’s participating churches and organizations:

All Saints Episcopal

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Community of Christ

Family Life Center, Meridian United Methodist

Holy Apostles Catholic

Holy Nativity Episcopal

Immanuel Lutheran

Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic

Red Rock Christian

Risen Christ Catholic

Sacred Heart Catholic

St. John the Evangelist Catholic

St. Mark’s Catholic

St. Mary’s Catholic

St. Michael’s Episcopal

Whitney United Methodist

United Rentals

Utility Trailer


Idaho Food Bank

El Ada Community Action

City of Boise

Valley Regional Transit


Bureau of Clinical & Preventive Svcs.


Expo Idaho

Boise State University

Horizon Credit Union

Mars Wrigley

Perkins Coie

THG Real Estate

For more information, call 208-559-2294 or email [email protected]

Thank you for your generosity.