Thanksgiving Outreach

Thanksgiving outreach (Medium)

This year FBC is partnering with Casa de Amor to create complete Thanksgiving Day meals for 50 families. Please save the dates below so that we can minister to local families as a church.

There will be sign-up sheets and boxes on October 22 & 29 and November 5 in the FBC foyer. There will be separate sign-up sheets for boxed, non-perishable items and another sign-up sheet for turkeys. You can partner with other FBC families to complete a meal box or feel free to complete a meal box by yourself or with your family alone.

Each meal box will need to contain the following items:

  • 2 boxes stuffing/dressing ($1.99 per)
  • 2-3 cans corn ($1.39 per)
  • 2-3 can green beans ($1.39 per)
  • 2 cans sweet potatoes ($2.49 per)
  • 1 large box instant mashed potatoes ($2.99)
  • 1-2 cans cranberry sauce ($2.19 per)
  • 1 box cake mix ($ 1.99 )
  • 1 container cake frosting ($1.79)
  • 1 turkey (approximately 10-15lbs)

We will be collecting cash and/or gift cards to purchase the turkeys. The Missions Committee will purchase the turkeys at one time so that we can deliver them frozen to Casa de Amor. You can place the cash/gift card into an FBC Ministry Payment Envelope, which are located in the hallway near the church office and place it into the locked box near the envelopes. Please write: “Turkey” or “Thanksgiving Outreach” on the envelope if you choose to pay this way. Also, we will take cash/gift cards at a table in the foyer on October 29 and November 5. We anticipate that $20 should cover the cost of a turkey.

The prices on this list are approximate for high-end name brand items. Each complete box will cost $40-50 at the high-end prices. We can be good stewards of God’s money by purchasing the items while they are on sale. Also, most turkeys will be approximately to $0.99 per pound as it gets closer to the holiday.

The following information is VERY Important:

November 5 deadline:

We need commitment to purchase 50 turkeys so that we can purchase them and deliver them frozen to Casa de Amor for storage. The meal boxes must also be assembled by this date.

November 18 deadline:

We need a minimum of 8-10 volunteers/families to deliver the complete meal boxes to the predetermined families on Saturday, November 18. This will be a time to visit with the meal recipients.