BALLSTON SPA – The First Presbyterian Church is once again organizing an Ecumenical Thanksgiving Bag Ministry that provides items needed for a Thanksgiving dinner to families in need.
Families may sign up to receive a bag through our local food pantries. Signup starts Oct. 23, and lasts through Nov. 14.
Signups will be held First Baptist Church on Milton Ave. every Thursday, 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. and every first and third Tuesday, 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Christ Episcopal Church on West High St. every weekday except Thursday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and United Methodist Church on Milton Ave every Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
You can help by filling bags with items needed for Thanksgiving dinner. First Presbyterian Church recommends the following items:
- $10 gift card to a local grocery store, OR an 8-14 pound frozen turkey
- 2 boxes seasoned stuffing mix
- 2 boxes instant mashed potatoes
- 2 cans of gravy (no glass please)
- 3-4 cans of vegetables
- 1 can cranberry sauce
- 1 boxed dessert mix
Bags and turkey’s can be delivered to First Presbyterian Church at 22 West High St. on Nov. 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations are tax deductible if receipts are saved and then attached to a signed tax receipt that will be available on that day.
The church is also looking for volunteers to help at the First Presbyterian Church on ‘Distribution Day,’ Nov. 19 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Contact the church to volunteer.
Questions can be directed to:
First Presbyterian Church, 22 West High St., Ballston Spa, NY 12020