Shaw Community Ministry (SCM) plans to once again feed those in our community who might otherwise go hungry on Thanksgiving Day, and we are reaching out to ask for your food donations and financial assistance to make this possible. SCM relies on generous donations from caring people and partner UCC churches to provide this important service to the less fortunate residents of our community.
Each bag is equivalent to feeding a family of four. Monetary gift cards with a value of $20 - $25 from Giant will go along with each bag, to be used for purchasing their choice of meat. Below is a food listing of food contents for each bag. We ask that you purchase all of the items in the list below and bring them in a reusable grocery bag to the church no later than noon on November 16. Bags of complete dinners should be left on the stage in the social hall. Gift cards should not be left with the bags; they should be brought to the church office or placed in the offering plates clearly marked for Shaw Community Ministry.
Alternatively, you may assist with a check payable to Shaw Community Ministry and mailed to 1701 11th Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20001 - or you may place it in the offering plate no later than November 16.
If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Shambaugh, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanksgiving Bag Contents
1 can corn
2 cans (or 1 large) green geans
1 can cranberry sauce
2 cans (or 1 large) collard greens
2 cans (or 1 large) sweet potatoes
1 box macaroni and cheese
1 bag or box stuffing
2 jars turkey gravy
1 box cornbread mix
1 box cake mix & can of frosting OR 1 box pie crust mix
2 cans (or 1 large) canned fruit filling for pie