A member of the Eastern Fairfield Cooperative Parish

2023 Thanksgiving Food Drive for the Monroe Food Pantry and Summerfield UMC Food Pantry (Bridgeport)!  Let’s help our neighbors in preparing a Thanksgiving meal!

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and we will be collecting non-perishable foods for Summerfield UMC and Monroe’s Food Pantries.  Take advantage of grocery store sales!  Your monetary contributions are also welcome.

The deadline for giving to the Monroe Food Pantry is Sunday, November 19.  The deadline for giving to Summerfield UMC is Sunday, December 3 — please keep this in mind as you do your shopping!  Donation(s) can be placed in/around the wagon in the Narthex or can be dropped off during church office hours on Tuesday and Thursday (8:30 am – 12:30 pm).

In addition to the non-perishable items (listed below), monetary contributions are also 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.

Click here for a Thanksgiving Food Drive flyer