Thanksgiving Food Box Program

"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

For over 40 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 shares the tradition of Thanksgiving with families in need. This year, the need is even greater than in the past. 

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 Food button below.

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 4-6 people is $60. To contribute financially, click the Financial Donation button below.

Every year we have outstanding volunteers at Expo Idaho for food collection and distribution. We hope you will consider helping us.  To volunteer your time at Expo Idaho for food collection and staging, or distribution, click the Volunteer button below.

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 not be able to afford one.

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

All Saints Episcopal

Community of Christ

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


Holy Apostles Catholic

Holy Nativity Episcopal

Immanuel Lutheran

Meridian United Methodist

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 Methodist

 For more information, call 208-559-2294 or email

Thank you for your generosity.  May God bless you.