Thanksgiving Dinner For Others

by beagooddad on November 26, 2008

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Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching. A lot of us will be heading to the store to make last second purchases. Before heading out, you should check and see what your local food pantries need and where you can drop that off at. Our local paper had a list of locations and a list of requested items.

If you can’t find it in your paper, some of the locations in our city include things like the rec center, fire stations, Salvation Arm, United Way, and several churches. The fire station is closest to our house so that’s where I’ll be dropping off the food.

Here is the list of items that our local pantries are looking for. I’m pretty sure that you could show up at any food pantry with these and make their day.

  • Spaghetti
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • White rice (1 lb. bag or boxes)
  • Pinto beans
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Canned spaghetti
  • Canned ravioli
  • Chili
  • Beef stew
  • Tuna
  • Ramen noodles
  • Pork and beans
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned vegetables
  • Crackers
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • Cereal
  • Oatmeal
  • Powdered milk
  • Hand powered can openers

If you just don’t have the time for that, you can also make a cash donation at places like the Northern Illinois Food Bank. I’m sure a quick Google will be able to tell you of the organization in your area.

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