What would be a good, basic shopping list when providing Thanksgiving for a needy family?

What would be a good, basic shopping list when providing Thanksgiving for a needy family?

Question by Erica: What would be a good, basic shopping list when providing Thanksgiving for a needy family?
Hey, you guys have been great when I need gift ideas for the families we sponsor at Christmas time. But what is a basic Thanksgiving shopping list? Should I have, for example, potatoes, or instant mashed? Thanks!

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Answer by Noel
I would say canned potatoes (and other veggies, such as corn, green beans, and peas), perhaps a bag of rolls or bread, a couple cans of soup, pasta/rice, and a frozen turkey. Maybe brownies or cookies, as well.

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2 thoughts on “What would be a good, basic shopping list when providing Thanksgiving for a needy family?”

  • Depends on how you’re going to be able to store/transport these things.

    If you need only non-perishables, I would incude:
    Instant mashed
    canned yams
    canned cranberries
    jar/can of gravy (or a gravy powder packet)
    cans of veggies: green beans, corn, asparagus, mushrooms– whatever; an assortment
    box of bisquick for rolls/biscuits
    Some bottles of spices: poultry spice, celery salt, onion powder, sage, cinnamon, etc.
    salad dressing
    Canned fruit
    canned pie fillings
    boxed piecrust mix
    brown sugar
    hot cocoa mix
    apple juice or cider, or perhaps cranberry apple (yum)

    If you can include perishables or semi/perishables without worrying that they would go bad, I would consider:
    A frzn turkey
    real potatoes
    butter/margarine
    fresh salad veggies
    onions
    garlic
    sweet potatoes
    fruit
    cool whip/whipped topping

  • I would say:
    Fresh Potatoes
    Fresh Onions
    Maybe a bunch of celery
    Canned Sweet Potatoes
    Canned Peas
    Jar of Green Olives
    Can of Black Olives
    Jar of Pickles
    Box of Stuffing Mix
    Can of Pumpkin
    Canned Cranberry Sauce

    I always ad a box or bag of holiday candy to my gift boxes for the kids