A member of the Eastern Fairfield Cooperative Parish

Take a Bag … Fill a Bag!

for the Monroe Food Pantry and Summerfield UMC Food Pantry (Bridgeport)!  Let’s help our neighbors in preparing a Thanksgiving meal!

** UPDATE:  Thank you for supporting Monroe Food Pantry and Summerfield UMC Food Pantry.  Lynn Abbott has graciously delivered our bags of food to the pantries!  Monetary donations are still being accepted through Sunday, November 20. **

On your way out the door, please take an empty paper bag or two from the wagon and returned them filled with the suggested items below. (Of course, you can use your bags from home, too!)  Our youth will supply the “art work” prior to our bags being delivered. Thank you for supporting the pantries.

Our drive runs through Tuesday, November 15 — please keep this in mind as you do your shopping!  Bags decorated by our youth will be in the narthex to accept your items.  You can also drop them off during church office hours on Tuesday and Thursday (8:30 am – 12:30 pm) or contact the office if you need them picked up.

In addition to the non-perishable items (listed below), monetary donations or Big Y or Stop & Shop gift cards are welcome.

To make a monetary donation:

    1. Cash or check (made payable to UMCM with Thanksgiving Food Drive in the memo line) can be mailed to the church office or dropped in the offering plate
    2. Online giving: https://onrealm.org/umcmonroe/give/Thanksgiving

Let’s make the holiday special for our neighbors with all the food we donate!

Thanksgiving FavoritesBoxed or Bagged Stuffing Mix, Boxed or Packet Instant Mashed Potatoes, Canned Veggies (Regular/Low Salt – Green Beans, Corn, Peas, Beets), Jars or Packets Turkey Gravy Mix, Canned Yams, Cranberry Sauce, Pumpkin Bread/Cornbread Mixes, Canned Pumpkin or Fruit Pie Filling, Condensed Milk, Pie Crust Mix, Fixings for Green Bean Casserole (Cream of Mushroom Soup, French Fried Onions), Olives, Pickles, Boxed Mac and Cheese, Sugar, Flour, Spices (Cinnamon, Nutmeg), Jell-o/Pudding Mix, Cake/Brownie Mix

BasicsInstant Non-Fat Dry Milk, Juice (Apple, Cranberry, etc.), Condiments (Mayo, Mustard, Ketchup), Grape Jelly, Strawberry Jam, Hamburger Helper, Knorr Pasta/Rice Sides, Egg Noodles, Rice (Brown or White), Hot and Cold Cereal, Bread Crumbs, Canned Soup (all kinds, Regular/Low Salt), Canned Tomatoes (Regular/Low Salt – Crushed, Whole, Diced, Stewed, Paste), Chicken, Beef or Vegetable Broth, Cooking Oil, Canned Fruit (Regular/Low Sugar), Canned Beans (all kinds), Syrup (Regular/Sugar Free), Pancake Mix, Jarred Pasta Sauce, Salad Dressing (any flavor), Powdered Drink Mixes, Ground Coffee/Tea Bags (Regular/Decaf), Instant Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Dried Coffee Creamer, Ensure, Snack Items

Questions can be directed to Lynn Abbott or Rose Aiello.

2022 Thanksgiving Food Drive for a Thanksgiving Food Drive flyer