The Frederick Youth Commission will once again provide Thanksgiving Dinner in a Box to fifteen families in need throughout Frederick, Firestone and Dacono and are asking for the community’s help with monetary and food donations as well as family nominations to find those most in need of some help this holiday season.
“Our community has always been so great at giving when there is a need, and the Youth Commission is proud to be organizing this effort,” said Youth Commission Chairperson, Becca Vincent. “We try to provide absolutely everything that someone would need for a great Thanksgiving meal, so monetary donations are used to buy the perishable food like pumpkin pies, milk and butter the day before we deliver them.”
A nomination form is available at Frederick Town Hall, on Frederick's website www.frederickco.gov or you can also email firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a form. Monetary and non-perishable food donations can be taken to Frederick High School (5690 Tipple Pkwy) Monday through Friday from 12-3 p.m. or Frederick Town Hall (401 Locust St.) Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. All nominations and donations are due Monday November 18th. The Youth Commission and Frederick High School Principal Pete Vargas will shop for perishable items on Thursday November 21st and will personally deliver the boxes on Friday November 22nd.
Suggested items for food donations include: canned corn, canned green beans, canned yams/sweet potatoes, instant mashed potatoes, salt, pepper, canned cranberry sauce, boxed stuffing, turkey gravy mix, french fried onions, cream of mushroom soup, canned black olives, Jell-O mix, canned fruit, canned/boxed broth, brown sugar, and mini marshmallows. Checks can be made payable to 'FHS Booster Club'.