As the Thanksgiving season approaches, we at the Westminster Rescue Mission are excited to extend an invitation to you, our generous supporters, to join us in making a meaningful impact on our local community.
This year, our mission is to support those who are food insecure in three distinct ways. Your contributions can help us achieve these critical goals and spread the spirit of gratitude and giving throughout our community.
1. Sponsor a $15 Complete Thanksgiving Meal:
For just $15, you can sponsor a complete Thanksgiving dinner for a local family in need. Thanks to the support of the Maryland Food Bank, we have access to a limited number of subsidized holiday meals. Your donation will cover the cost of a Thanksgiving dinner that includes a turkey and a box of holiday sides, such as green beans, applesauce, cranberry sauce, instant mashed potatoes, stuffing, mac and cheese, collards, sweet potatoes, corn, turkey gravy, brownie mix, and corn muffin mix. These hearty meals will be distributed to food-insecure households, ensuring that they can gather around a table filled with the blessings of the season.
Your contribution here will directly impact the joy and comfort of families who may otherwise go without a traditional Thanksgiving meal.
2. Thanksgiving Food Donations:
Your generous food donations can help us extend our reach even further, reaching more of our hungry neighbors beyond the number of subsidized meals available. We invite you to participate in the spirit of giving by donating essential Thanksgiving items like frozen turkeys and shelf-stable side dishes. These items can include canned vegetables (such as corn, green beans, collard greens, and sweet potatoes), canned fruit, cranberry sauce, stuffing mix, mashed potato mix, muffin mix or flour, mac and cheese, cream soups, dessert mixes, and cooking oil.
Donations can be dropped off at our main campus, Monday through Friday 9:00AM - 4:00PM. Your food donations will not only fill bellies but also warm hearts, ensuring that as many people as possible experience the joy of Thanksgiving.
3. Support Our Operations:
While Thanksgiving is a special time, our work continues year-round. Your donations are invaluable, as they not only provide for the holiday season but also help us sustain our ongoing efforts to alleviate hunger. We are dedicated to providing groceries to those in need and offering vital support through both the Mission Food Program and the Addiction Healing Center. Your support in this area is essential for the long-term well-being of our community, ensuring that we can continue our mission to help those in need.
We invite you to put your faith and works into action on behalf of our neighbors. Your contributions, whether in the form of funds or food, can make an incredible difference. They have the power to turn an empty belly into a satisfied one and aching hearts into ones filled with gratitude.