Thanksgiving Basket Community Food Drive

September 13, 2012

India House Young Leaders’ Group Sponsoring “Thanksgiving Baskets for Community Families”

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In order for this mission to be a successful, India House needs your participation. The “Thanksgiving Basket Community Food Drive” will start on this Saturday at India House from 8am until 12noon. We are asking all our local schools, churches and agencies to distribute this information to your members, affiliates and constituents. We will be collecting nonperishable items only. The goal is to provide 15 community families with enough food to celebrate this holiday.

We are asking all our local schools to share with India House the names of three families who would benefit from our services. All baskets will be delivered to the homes of each recipient on November 17

Location: 8888 West Bellfort Ave. 77031
Start Date: September 15, 2012
End Date: November 3, 2012
Food and personal Items: Non-perishable
Baskets will be delivered to local families

Needed Items
Non-Perishable Food Items Needed:
• Canned vegetables & fruits
• Canned and boxed meals (i.e., soup, chili, stew, macaroni & cheese)
• Canned or dried beans and peas (i.e., black, pinto, lentils)
• Pasta, rice, low sugar cereals
• Peanut butter
• Baby formula & baby foods (check expiration date)
• Holiday foods during the holiday season (cranberry sauce, dry stuffing
mix, cake mixes & frosting, etc.)
• Instant mixes like potatoes, gravies and sauces that add a little something special to
a holiday meal.
• Canned meats (i.e., tuna, chicken, salmon) that do not require refrigeration before opening.
• 100% fruit juice (canned, plastic or boxed)
To ensure food safety, we cannot accept:
• Open or used items
• Homemade items
• Items with no labels
• Perishable items
• Glass containers
• Expired items
• Rusty cans
• Non-commercial canned or packaged items (packaged in something other than it’s original con-tainer)
• Alcoholic beverages
• Soda
Household Items Needed:
• Shampoo
• Deodorant
• Soap