To arrange a Thanksgiving food drive, please email

Food drives for Thanksgiving are essential as we serve more than 1,000 meals to celebrate the Holiday and provide our low income families with food to cook at home.  Help us to bring Holiday cheer around the table by running a Thanksgiving Food Drive. It’s a great option for businesses, groups of neighbors, classrooms, churches, families, sports teams, or just about any group of people who want to celebrate the spirit of giving during the holidays.

Thanksgiving Food Drives run in November.

A drive is a great way for a group to provide assistance in for the Holidays. If you organize a large drive in your neighborhood, school or work, Samaritan House will provide you with sturdy donation barrels and can work with you to schedule a pick-up of donations when requested.

Samaritan House has a specific list of food that we need for Thanksgiving and the Holidays which ensures we have exactly what we need.

Anything perishable has been marked with a *. Please ensure timely delivery of these items so they are kept at the recommended temperatures at all times.

  • * Whole Turkey
  • * Heavy Cream & Whipped Cream
  • Canned Sweetcorn
  • Canned Chicken or Turkey
  • Beef Broth
  • All Purpose Flour
  • Mac and Cheese
  • Ramen Noodles
  • Nuts
  • Cake Mix
  • Hot Chocolate Drink Mix
  • * Whole Large Chicken
  • * Stuffing
  • * Gravy
  • Canned Garbanzo Beans
  • Canned Fruit in Juice
  • Cooking Oil
  • Brown Sugar
  • Long Grain Rice
  • Dried Fruit
  • Crackers
  • Coffee and Tea
  • Powdered Fruit Drink Mix
  • * Whole Ham
  • * Butter
  • * Large Fruit and Pumpkin Pies
  • Canned Pinto Beans
  • Chicken Broth
  • Masa Flour
  • White Sugar
  • Pasta
  • Breakfast Cereal
  • Brownie Mix
  • Coffee Creamer

We also have a poster to help with your drive that you can download – Thanksgiving Food Drive Poster

To arrange a Thanksgiving food drive, please email

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