Thanksgiving Food Drive for Seniors

Looking forward to this Thanksgiving holiday – a time of particular need and loneliness for so many people, particularly during this pandemic – the HPCC is organizing a targeted food drive for those served by Vintage Senior Center to help them enjoy a traditional holiday dinner.

We are asking for complete sets of Thanksgiving trimmings or Giant Eagle gift cards we can use to purchase trimmings. Donations of $25 would pay for trimmings for a household, but donations of any size would be appreciated! If you would like to donate online, please visit the HPCC PayPal page, where you can make a donation and include a note that you’re donating for the Thanksgiving food drive.  

Vintage Senior Center Thanksgiving Trimmings Shopping List 

(see link for printable list)

2 cans of veggies 

1 can cranberry sauce

1 can sweet potatoes

1 box stuffing mix

1 box instant potatoes, au gratin potatoes, or corn bread mix

1 jar gravy

Either: (A) two 21-oz jars of canned fruit pie filling, OR (B) one 15 oz can pumpkin pie mix and one 12-oz can evaporated milk

Boxed pie crust mix: 2 boxes for fruit fillings OR 1 box for pumpkin pie fillings

Donations must be dropped off on the porch at 1315 N. Sheridan Ave. by 5 pm, Thursday, November 12.  If possible, please put all items for a set of trimmings into a double-bagged brown paper grocery bag with handles. 

Thank you in advance for your generosity! Since the onset of Covid-19, neighbors have generously been providing donations of nonperishables and toiletries for those served by Vintage: the first week of November we brought over a dozen bags! Our neighborhood is now one of their biggest donors of food, and due in part to our support, they are expanding their food program. Previously they added donations to the package of frozen meals provided to each senior weekly. Now they are giving their clients the opportunity to go “shopping” at their food pantry so that they can choose the extra food and personal items that they want and need. You’re making a difference, neighbors! Any food or donations collected in excess of what’s needed for Thanksgiving trimmings sets will be donated to Vintage for use in its new food pantry.