Thanksgiving Food Baskets
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This year marks the 13th anniversary for assisting area families in providing a Thanksgiving meal.  Sally Burton started this ministry and it was her goal to deliver 1000 food baskets, in 2014 we provide 1100 families with a holiday meal! Thank you!


Our basket drive for 2015 will be :

Saturday November 21, 2015.


If you have any questions or comments , please email Dianne Weiss at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Thank you all so very much for your incredible support of this very worthwhile ministry.


Dianne Weiss


Thanksgiving Basket Food Drive



Click Below to Sign-up:







Monetary Donations


If you haven't already done so, please turn in your monetary donation to the Parish Office or offertory basket in the amount of $50.00/basket.  Please make sure you reference "Thanksgiving Baskets" on your donation, Funds must be turned in no later then Monday November 9th to order food.


If you have already turned in your donation to the Parish, know that we have received it and THANK YOU!




Thanksgiving Basket Donations


Please drive around the south side of the Parish Officeand follow the signs.  There will be volunteers next to Craig Willy hall to unload the basket from your car.

If it is absolutely impossible for you to deliver your basket to SLDM on Saturday, November 21, 2015, we are offering an early drop off on Friday, November 20th from 6:00pm-7:30pm.  We do not have much space to store the turkeys, so please only use these early drop off times if absolutely necessary.

 If you have also signed up to donate and to be a driver to deliver baskets, please keep your basket in your car.  You will need to park and get your additional baskets, maps, instructions, etc.


Below is a listing of the items that should be in your basket.  The Good Samaritan Network, which is the organization we work with every year, has asked us to deliver the majority of our baskets to an extremely needy area of Hamilton county. Your "basket" can simply be grocery sacks (but each sack needs to have your last name written on it) or it can be a Rubbermaid tote or laundry basket.  These work great and the recipients can put them to good use.


Food Basket Grocery List


10 - 15 lb. Turkey 1 box instant mashed potatoes
2 boxes of stuffing mix 2 cans of gravy
3 cans of green beans 3 cans of corn
2 muffin/cornbread mix 3 cans of fruit
1 dessert mix (brownies, cookie mix Disposable Turkey Roasting Pan
cake mix/icing)  








You need to report to Craig Willy Hall by 6:00pm.  Please wear durable warm clothing as you will be unloading the food truck, setting up boxes, etc.  If you have a large tape gun and box tape, please bring it with you.




If you are volunteering other than a driver, please report to Craig Willy Hall by 7:00am.  Please wear durable warm clothing as you will be filling baskets, unloading cars with baskets, loading cars with baskets.  Etc. 






Check to see if you are driving at 8:30am or 9:30am. There will be a brief meeting with instructions.  At this point, we have 1000+ baskets to deliver.  With the number of drivers we have so far, that averages out to about 7 baskets per driver.  We know that some of you will not be able to deliver this many baskets due to the size of your vehicle; some of you will be able to deliver more.  We will only give you the amount of baskets your car can handle.





If you have any additional questions, please email Dianne Weiss at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Thank you in advance for all your generous donations of time, talent and treasure!  I know that these families truly appreciate what we do for them.