Turkey Basket Ministry

On Sunday, November 21, 2021 we provided 484 complete Thanksgiving dinners to the following area agencies and organizations, who disbursed the food to people who needed a little extra help this year.

Gerard Place
Vive La Casa
Citizen Community Development Corp.
St. Lawrence Church Food Pantry
Priscilla Project/Jericho Road Community Health Center
Women’s Respite Program
City of Buffalo Senior Services
Buffalo City Mission
First Presbyterian Church
Hispanics United of Buffalo
Catholic Charities
Community Action Organization/Head Start
Jewish Family Services
Congregation Shir Shalom
North Presbyterian Church

Each basket contained the following:

  • frozen turkey
  • stuffing mix
  • cranberry sauce
  • vegetables
  • fruit
  • potatoes
  • dessert

Badding Brothers Farm Market & Garden Center in East Amherst donated butternut and acorn squash, Wolter’s Bakery in Williamsville donated breads and pastries, and Midstate Bakery Distributors in Buffalo donated Al Cohen’s dinner rolls.  We are so thankful for the many donations of canned goods, frozen turkeys, the above noted foods, and hours and hours of time from adults and children related to the project.  Surplus canned and dry goods were given to the University Presbyterian Church Food Pantry and to the Amherst Little Free Food Pantry at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Amherst.

Many thanks to our community partners, Congregation Shir Shalom, Temple Beth Zion, Amherst Presbyterian Church, Christ United Methodist Church, students and faculty from Williamsville East High School and the Girl Scouts, without whose support and volunteers this project would not be possible!

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