Thanksgiving Food Drive

Host a drive at your business, in your neighborhood, church, club, or make it a family project to help Central Union Mission feed the hungry.

We are in need of Thanksgiving trimmings. Through November 22, donations can be dropped off at the Central Union Mission Emergency Shelter at 65 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, daily between 7 AM and 7 PM. If you have any questions, please contact Marc O’Brien at Thank you for caring and have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Suggested items:

  • Frozen turkey, chicken or ham
  • 5 -10 lbs potatoes or sweet potatoes
  • Boxed Stuffing Mix (like Stovetop)
  • Instant Mashed Potatoes in boxes or packets
  • Jars of Turkey Gravy or Dried Gravy Mix Packets
  • Canned Yams
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Cornbread Mix
  • Canned Pumpkin or Fruit Pie Filling
  • Kool-Aid, sweet tea or lemonade mix
  • Packaged dessert, pudding, Jello or cake mix
  • Packaged bread mix
  • Pie Crust Mix
  • Sugar
  • Flour
  • Salt and Pepper 
  • Fixings for Green Bean Casserole – Cream of Mushroom Soup, Canned Green Beans, French Fried Onions
  • Oatmeal
  • Cereal
  • Grits
  • Rice
  • Dried Beans
  • Can of Instant Coffee (Some families may not be able to afford coffee makers)
  • Can of Dried Coffee Creamer
  • Box of Tea Bags
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Canned chicken or tuna
  • Canned or packaged soup mix
  • Jar of Peanut Butter
  • Jar of Jam
  • Jar of Mayo
  • Box of Crackers with Can of Spray Cheese
  • Box of Graham Crackers
  • Foil Baking Pans
  • Paper Plates
  • Napkins
  • Plastic Utensils
  • Paper Towels

Canned or fresh vegetables including but not limited to:

  • corn
  • carrots
  • green beans
  • beets
  • beans
  • potatoes
  • sweet potatoes
  • collard greens
  • peaches
  • apples
  • applesauce
  • pineapple
  • fruit cocktail
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If you are unable to create a drive but would like to help now, Click Here to provide Thanksgiving dinner, care, and other services now!

Feed a family this Thanksgiving!

Sponsor a needy family this Thanksgivng!
As you shop for your family, buy enough for another family, and drop the groceries off at our Central Union Mission Emergency Shelter at 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW, by November 22nd.  We’re open for delivery everyday, 7AM–7PM. Download the flyer for suggested food items.

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Central Union Mission Emergency Shelter
65 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001

We’re open for drop off of your items everyday, 7AM-7PM.   More drop off details

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