Thanksgiving Box Program
St. Vincent DePaul/OLPH Outreach Ministry is sponsoring the annual Families Helping Families Thanksgiving Program
Fill a box to help a family in need!
WE ARE HOPING TO SET A RECORD OF 300 BOXES OF FOOD THIS YEAR!
Given these challenging economic times, your donations are greatly appreciated by residents of our Howard County community and the greater Baltimore area.
- Monetary donations are also appreciated. Pick up empty boxes in the narthex the weekend of November 5 and 6.
- Filled boxes should be returned to church the following weekend, November 12 and 13.
- To ensure that the boxes are distributed timely, boxes MUST BE RECEIVED BY NOON on November 13.
If you cannot fill a box, please consider donating. All monetary donations are equally split between the organizations that we support:
St. Veronica Parish
St. Wenceslaus Parish
Howard County Salvation Army
Elkridge Food Pantry
Phelps Luck Elementary School
OLPH Food Pantry
All donations are appreciated. No amount is too small; however, please consider that on average, a filled box of food and check is valued at approximately $50.00.
If you have any questions, contact Patti O’Brien at: email@example.com
Purchase the items on the grocery list noted below. Tape the bottom of the box. If there is still space in the box, please add other canned, non-perishable items, such as peanut butter, jelly, canned tuna, cereal, soups, etc. If you have additional items to donate that don’t fit in the box, please put them in a separate bag.
ALL BOXES MUST BE TAPED SHUT. We will not check each box to ensure everything is included or to look for the checks.
Families Helping Families Shopping List
1 – large box of Instant Potatoes
1 – large stuffing mix (stovetop or another complete mix)
1 – 16 oz can cranberry sauce
3 – 15 oz cans of vegetables
1 – large can of sweet potatoes
3 – 15 oz cans of fruit
2 – envelopes of gravy mix
2 – boxes of macaroni and cheese
1 – powder drink mix or juice concentrate
1 – large can pumpkin pie mix (with spices in the mix, not solid packed)
1 – package pie crust mix (not graham or cookie crust)
1- 12 oz can of evaporated milk