Holiday Meals Food Donations

2017 Holiday Meals

Thanks for your interest in the Neighbors in Need holiday food program. We gladly welcome donations of holiday food and complete Thanksgiving food baskets.

Below is the list basic list of foods to include in a Thanksgiving Meal Basket, followed by a list of optional extras.

Basic list:
• Turkey—FROZEN
• Potatoes (5 pound bag)
• Fresh Vegetables—Squash, Broccoli, Onions, Celery, Carrots, Yams, etc.
• Fresh Fruit: oranges, pineapples, mangoes and other tropical fruits
• Rice – Canilla or Carolina (NOT Uncle Ben’s or Minute Rice)
• Canned beans, especially Green Pigeon Peas, red, black, pinto beans
• Stuffing Mix and/or Stuffing Ingredients
• Cranberry Sauce and/or Cranberries
• Gravy
• Dessert, or
• Pie ingredients—Apples, Squash, Pumpkin, Pie Crust Mix, Evaporated Milk.

Optional extras:
• Coffee or Tea
• Cream
• Shelf stable 1% milk (e.g., Parmalot)
• Salad Vegetables
• Desserts—Pie, Cake or cupcakes, Cake mix. NO FROZEN PIE
• Baking supplies—Butter, Sugar, Flour
• Canned vegetables, preferably low sodium
• Bread or Rolls
• Nuts
• Candy
• Candles
• Napkins

Please pack everything in ONE box with a cover so that they are easy to transport.

Except for the Turkey, please do not include frozen foods. NO FROZEN PIES.
Where possible, please include fresh fruits and vegetables.

If you'd like to donate holiday meal fixings, here's a list of needed items:
Stuffing Mix and/or Stuffing Ingredients
Cranberry Sauce and/or Cranberries
Gravy
Nuts and other holiday treats
Pie ingredients—Apples, Squash, Pumpkin, Pie Crust Mix, Evaporated Milk.
Cake mix, bread mixes—corn, banana, cranberry, etc.
Baking supplies—Butter, Sugar, Flour

Thanksgiving meal baskets will be distributed to Neighbors in Need families on Tues, November 21, 2017.

Please deliver all Thanksgiving baskets to Neighbors in Need by 8 a.m. Tuesday, November 21, 2017 (location To Be Announced). Please deliver all holiday fixing donations to our Andover warehouse or schedule a pickup up by Neighbors in Need before Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. We will need volunteers on Saturday, November 18 at our Andover Warehouse to help sort food and assemble additional meal baskets.

Please call or email Linda at 978-685-8321 or NeighborsinNeed@verizon.net if you are interested in making a donation so that we can confirm with you where and when to deliver your donation or for larger donations, to schedule a pick up. If you are interested in volunteering, please call Christina at 978-685-8321 or email volunteer@needfood.org .

Thanks again for helping to make the holidays nicer for those in need.

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