Girl holding Thanksgiving food

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, here’s some ways you can help provide food to better others’ holidays.

Matt Lumsden Real Estate 3rd Annual Stuff-A-Truck Thanksgiving Food Drive

Where: Shaw’s in Williston, 71 Boxwood Street

When: Saturday, Nov. 14, 9 a.m. -- 2 p.m.

This food drive is to benefit the Heavenly Food Pantry.

Requested items are: Frozen turkeys, stuffing, canned veggies, canned meat and fish, canned fruit, canned meals, pasta and pasta sauce, boxed meals, juice, rice, cereal, feminine hygiene, diapers, toiletries, flour, and sugar.


IBM & Jazzercise Williston 2020 Food Drive

Where: Jazzercise Williston Fitness Center, 59 Day Lane

When: Friday, Nov. 13 from 4-6 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 14 from 8-10 a.m.

This food drive is to benefit the Williston Food Shelf.

Requested items include: Pasta, sauce, soups, tuna, peanut and other butters, jelly, canned fruit, canned beans, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste.


Milton Family Community Center’s Thanksgiving Packages

Where: 23 Villemaire Lane, Milton

When: Through Wednesday, Nov. 18

MFCC is putting together packages for people who pre-registered. You can donate a package, which includes a $10 gift card to a grocery store such as Hannaford, Price Chopper, or Shaw’s, to purchase meat, by purchasing the items and dropping them off at the community center. Find and print the shopping checklist here to bring with you; it will also be available at the customer service desk at the Hannaford in Milton.


Colchester Food Shelf Thanksgiving Donations

Where: 245 Main Street, Colchester

When: The food shelf is open for food drop off Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 11 a.m. -- 6 p.m. and Saturdays, Nov. 14 and 21, from 10 a.m. -- 1 p.m.

Request items: boxed scalloped potatoes, turkey gravy, green bean casserole ingredients (green beans, cream of mushroom soup, and French’s crispy fried onions), boxed stuffing mix, and cranberry sauce.


Feeding Chittenden’s Virtual Turkey Round-Up

Where: Online or by texting the word GIVE to 802-242-5953 to receive a prompt to make a donation

When: Anytime

Feeding Chittenden is calling on community support in order to feed 3,500 food insecure families this holiday season. The agency is asking supporters to make a virtual donation this year by visiting feedingchittenden.org or simply text the word GIVE to 802-242-5953.  A donation of $25 will help feed a family of four! Donations received will be used to purchase Thanksgiving fixings such as turkeys, mashed potatoes, stuffing and potatoes. To learn more about how to volunteer or get involved, contact feedingchittenden.org.

To make a food donation in person, bring items to 228 North Winooski Ave. in Burlington from 10 a.m. -- 3 p.m. Monday-Friday.


Thanksgiving Meals for Essex Seniors

Where: Online

When: Through Nov. 22

Essex Rec is working with the Center for Technology, Essex and Essex Westford School District Food Service to provide 100 meals to seniors in the community. Seniors may purchase their own meal, or community members may purchase a meal anonymously to be provided to a senior. Each meal is $8 and includes a turkey dinner and dessert. To purchase for yourself (age 50+), a loved one, or to purchase a meal to be donated to a senior in need, please click on the turkey at essexrec.org/857/Thanksgiving-Meals-for-Essex-Seniors.


Feed Your Neighbor Food & Fund Drive

Where: Costco in Colchester, 218 Lower Mountain View Drive

When: Nov. 21

More details on this event will be provided as they become available.

 

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Thank you for taking part in our commenting section. We want this platform to be a safe and inclusive community where you can freely share ideas and opinions. Comments that are racist, hateful, sexist or attack others won’t be allowed. Just keep it clean. Do these things or you could be banned:

• Don’t name-call and attack other commenters. If you’d be in hot water for saying it in public, then don’t say it here.

• Don’t spam us.

• Don’t attack our journalists.

Let’s make this a platform that is educational, enjoyable and insightful.

Email questions to darkin@orourkemediagroup.com.