3 Ways to Help Feed People this Thanksgiving

thanksgiving at the mission
If you're like me, you're already sizing up your options on where to spend Thanksgiving. Maybe you're planning on hosting a big feast for your family with all the traditional holiday dishes, complete with the always popular 'kids table' or maybe just a nice cozy dinner with friends.

This Thanksgiving, Phoenix Rescue Mission will be helping people in Phoenix who won't have those kind of options.  

Thanksgiving week, we'll be serving over 5,000 meals of the 300,000 we expect to serve for the year to homeless guests in our dining hall and we'll be distributing Thanksgiving Food Boxes to over 2,000 working families struggling to make ends meet. This will officially usher in what we like to the call 'the busy season' and we'll need your help.

Here are three ways to get involved this holiday season:

  1. Fill-A-Box, Feed-A-Family: A great, easy project for families or groups, it's literally filling a box with all the ingredients for a family to make Thanksgiving dinner in their own home. Throw in canned goods, decorations and a message for the family your helping. These boxes will be given at our distribution event on November 21st. Get started on our website.

  2. Donate a Frozen Turkey: We will be accepting frozen turkeys or $15 grocery store gifts card to purchase turkeys at our Family Outreach Donation Center until November 15th. These turkeys will accompany the Fill-A-Boxes given at out event.

  3. Feed People at the Mission: We will be feeding homeless men, women and children from our Mission dining hall on Thanksgiving day and you can help sponsor tables and individual meals. $1.92 is all it takes to provide someone with a hot Thanksgiving dinner at Phoenix Rescue Mission. It's less than that morning latte and has a huge impact in giving hope to our guests.

If you're not in the Phoenix area, I encourage you to reach out and donate to your local Rescue Mission, soup kitchen or food bank.  Every agency feeding people will need your help to meet the growing population coming to them in need across the country this holiday season.

-Debra Pryor

3 thoughts on “3 Ways to Help Feed People this Thanksgiving

  1. Julie Furano on

    i WOULD LIKE TO HELP FEED THE HOMELESS ON THANKSGIVING DAY. i WOULD LIKE TO DONATE SOME $ FOR MEALS BUT I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO HELP SERVE FOOD. wHO DO I CONTACT TO GET MORE INFORMATION.
    THANKS,
    JULIE

    • Hi Julie,

      Our Thanksgiving service is actually full, but we have many other opportunities and other dates to serve. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Marlena Padron at mpadron@phoenixrescuemission.org or call her at 602.272.4663 to find out more about getting involved.

      Thank you!

      Debra Pryor

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