22nd Thanksgiving Drive

Again this year we will follow our annual tradition of supporting the “Thanksgiving Basket” project – which benefits Camden’s Fairview neighborhood through the Peace Center at Bridge of Peace Church in Camden.

We are hoping to help 70 households in Camden with Thanksgiving Bags.
If interested, please make your checks payable to St. Matthew with your envelope # and “Thanksgiving Bags” in the memo

The Sunday school classes will assist in this labor of love by contributing food items Oct. 20– Nov. 10th. On Sunday, Nov. 10th at the 11am 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  3 – 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)

NOTE: All this food will be supplemented by a shopping spree on Friday, Nov. 22, 6pm – further details to be provided.


Here are the ways you can help provide Thanksgiving for 300 people:

  1. Shop at Wegmans, Fri., 11/226-8pm.  Grab a shopping cart and list for one item.  Fill your cart and go through the SMLC dedicated check-out lane; OR
  2. Drive from Wegmans, Fri. 11/22 to help get food back to SMLC. We will load and unload your car; OR
  3. Buy dinner mints at the Dollar Store and deliver to SMLC by Thurs., 11/21. (For reimbursement see Kim in the office);  OR 
  1. Pick up 70 pies from Shop Rite in Mt. Laurel, Thurs., 11/21 or Fri., 11/22 and deliver them to SMLC by Fri., 11/22, 8pm.  The pies are pre-ordered and ready for pick up at the bakery department;  OR
  2. Pack shopping bags at SMLC Fri., 11/22, 7-9pm. After unloading cars, we need to pack one of each item into the bags; OR
  3. Deliver to Bridge of Peace Sat., 11/23, 9:30am. We will load your car and then caravan to Camden.  Bridge of Peace has helpers to unload.  Pastor Giselle invites us all to share a moment of prayer with the Bridge of Peace workers who, together with many other churches, are serving the wider Camden Community.

For more info, please contact Rene Cherson.