20th Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive

Donating to Thanksgiving Bags

The goal this year is to provide a food bag for about 70 families in Camden as a way to support this food ministry led by Bridge of Peace. The fixings for each bag costs approximately $30, which includes a turkey and all the goodies. Therefore, $2100 is needed for this effort by Nov. 12th. If you would like to make a donation, please make your check your payable to “St. Matthew Church” with your “envelope no. & Thanksgiving Bag” in the memo.

Shopping for Thanksgiving Bags

Fri., Nov. 17, 6:00PM ~ SMLC members of all ages are invited to participate in our annual shopping for Thanksgiving bags for Bridge of Peace. We will meet at SMLC at 6:30 PM to carpool to Wegman’s where we will shop for turkeys and all the fixings for 70 families. After shopping, we will return to SMLC to assemble the bags.

Delivering Thanksgiving Bags

Sat., Nov. 18, 9:30AM ~ We will deliver the food bags to Bridge of Peace. Drivers are needed to make the delivery. We will meet at SMLC, 9:30AM, to load the cars.

Sunday School Food Collection

The Sunday school classes will assist in this labor of love by contributing food items according to the list below. On Sun., Nov. 12, 11 am service, the food will be placed at the base of the altar – so we can give thanks to God for abundance and the opportunity to serve our neighbors in need.

  • Grades PK & K: Canned peas, canned corn
  • Grades 1 & 2: Boxed dry stuffing mix, cranberry sauce
  • Grades 3 & 4: Boxed mashed potatoes, 1 lb. bag white rice
  • Grades 5 & 6: Lg. can sweet potatoes, dinner mints
  • Grades 7 & 8: Turkey gravy (dry mix or can), Dinner rolls (not refrigerated)