Sunday, September 26, 2010

2010 Thanksgiving Outreach - The "List"

Okay, here is the long anticipated "List". We are planning food for 500 people, and here is what we need to make it happen. You can drop off non-perishable food and monetary donations at Schmitt Photo, or directly to Viq or I. We need the turkeys and desserts the day before Thanksgiving - everything else we can start taking now. Please let me know if you have any questions.
-400 lbs of turkey. That averages out to 35 12 lb turkeys. We need them cooked & placed into freezer bags with the juices. These can be done ahead of time. If you would like to cook it on Wednesday, just carve and bring to us refrigerated.
-100 90 lbs of bone-in ham. This does NOT need to be cooked.
-1500 oz of instant mashed potatoes
-40 lbs of idaho potatoes
-40 lbs of sweet potatoes
-2000 oz of canned corn WE STILL NEED 18 LARGE CANS
-2000 oz of canned green beans WE STILL NEED 18 LARGE CANS
-500 small margarine cups (available at sams or gfs) SOMEONE HAS DONATED THESE
-500 silverware packets (available at sams or gfs) SOMEONE HAS DONATED THESE
-500 servings of desserts. We ask that the are individually wrapped if possible.
-500 clamshell 3 section carryout container (available at gfs or sams)
-100 dessert plates
-1 roll of 55-gal trashbags SOMEONE HAS DONATED THESE
-10 rolls of papertowels
-3 boxes of latex gloves (size M, L, & XL) SOMEONE HAS DONATED THESE
-500 canned sodas & bottled water

Please let me know if you have any questions, or would like to make a donation. And, thank you in advance for helping us provide a home-cooked meal to those who won't get one any other way!


  1. Amy- we have 12 large cans of corn and 12 large cans of green beans, 200 plastic cutlery packets with fork, knife, napkin, salt and pepper, 6 bags of pepperidge farms stuffing mix, 2 26 oz boxes of mashed potatoes, and 4 24 oz shell and cheese. We're sending an email to our subscriber list today. anything you want us to add?
    Steve Polley

  2. We are in desperate need of turkeys (34) and hams (90 lbs). Another huge need is desserts (500 servings) and beverages (500). We also still need people to volunteer 11/13 and 11/14 to pass out flyers.