Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for all that we have. It is also a time to remember those who struggle to food on their table. On November 19, resources from the Midland community will come together to provide 500 families with a Thanksgiving meal. This program is a partnership of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, EFPN and the Midland County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS). The list of recipients is compiled with input from DHHS, EFPN and many of the nonprofit agencies in Midland County. To contribute to this Thanksgiving program you may bring your nonperishable food items and personal care items on Sunday, November 19, between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm to Aldersgate United Methodist Church at 2206 Airfield Lane. Many churches, schools and businesses in our community are collecting food for this event. If you cannot make it to Aldersgate on November 19, volunteers are available to pick up donations. Please call 839-9879 or 486-9393
What is Needed
Food Needs: Canned fruits, vegetables and soup. cereal, spaghetti sauce, noodle, boxed potatoes, rice, dessert mixes, juices, stuffing, Jell-O, pie mixes
Personal Care Needs: Shampoo, bar soap, deodorant, combs, hair brushes. razor/shaving cream, toilet paper, tooth paste, tooth brushes, laundry detergent
Cookies: Donations of homemade cookies (labeled and packaged, a dozen per package in sealed plastic bags) would be especially appreciated. At least 500 dozens of cookies are needed.
Cash Donations: We need over $10000 in cash donations to give recipients gift certificates which the families use to purchase perishable foods. Your tax deductible checks should be made payable to: Midland County EFPN, P.O. Box 2521, Midland, MI 48641-2521. Please designate your donation as Thanksgiving Baskets.
This quote from W. J. Cameron captures the sentiment of the Thanksgiving Program, “Thanksgiving , after all, is a word of action.”