7th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Kits
Help Feed 50 Low-Income Families this Thanksgiving
On Thanksgiving while we eat turkey, watch football, and share stories with our friends/families we often forget the importance of Thanksgiving and how lucky we are to even have a plate of food in front of us. I would like to bring awareness that there are parent(s) in our community struggling day to day to even bring food on their table for their children to eat even on days that are not holidays. Fletcher Community Elementary School in Aurora, Colorado is a prime example with the school made up of 336 students 93.5% are on free/reduced lunch status. The majority of these families live paycheck to paycheck trying to survive in this tough economic climate.
As a response to this in 2013 I proposed to adopt 50 families at this school for Thanksgiving Day to create Dinner Kits so that they do not have to worry about scrambling for money for their children to take part in celebrating this holiday and truly experiencing the true spirit behind GIVING BACK. The principal accepted and with the help of many volunteers and donors we were able to feed these 50 families. This will be the 3rd year and we need your help!
After doing a cost analysis, it will cost roughly $25 to build one dinner kit to feed one family.
If you don't have the time to build a dinner kit on your own and would rather donate funds so we could create on on your behalf we could accommodate.
I also accept Venmo @DannyFM and Cash App $DannyFMorales
and Facebook Pay.
Thank you to those who contributed!
BUY AND CREATE THANKSGIVING DINNER KIT(S):
This is a great opportunity to get together with friends and family and purchase items to put together dinner kit(s) which would help feed families this Thanksgiving.
What you will need to purchase for each kit:
- Turkey (minimum 10 pounds)
- Gravy Packet
- Potatoes (about 3) or Mash Potato Mix in a Box
- Bread Rolls
- Corn in a can
- Mixed vegetables or green beans in a can
- Small dessert
- Drink Mix
- Anything else you would like to add
- Thanksgiving card with words of support is always nice (optional)
Please place your dinner kit(s) in a basket or box once completed to assist in delivering these items. Turkey must be frozen and items must be turned in before the drop-off date (11/21/2017) Please contact me if you plan on creating a kit(s) to keep track of count.
Many of these families don't own a car and won't have transportation to come pick up these dinner kits. Staff members at the school will be volunteering to drive to these families houses to deliver these dinner kits to them. But this year we are short and we always need more drivers.
If you are free on Wednesday, November 21st during the afternoon and would like to volunteer to drive dinner kits to families living close by please contact me for more details.