Help us feed 800+ families in Westchester this holiday season!

The annual Thanksgiving-in-a-Box food drive for needy families, now in its 14th year, will once again be an interfaith Pelham event. This year the drive will be coordinated through Huguenot Memorial Church, the Pelham Jewish Center, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, St. Catharine's Parish, Christ Church, and Pelham Community Church and the Bronxville Reformed Church. Volunteers will be partnering with Family Services of Westchester and providing boxes of food to families in FSW’s Port Chester, Tarrytown, Mount Vernon, Yonkers, White Plains and Pelham locations. Manor Market will once again be fulfilling boxes and helping the coordination.


Volunteers are asked to assemble a box of food for a family of 6-8 people. Last year, food was provided for 800 families and the goal this yer is 825.

HOW CAN YOU PARTICIPATE? It is really simple!

STEP 1: Contact one of us let us know you'd like to put together a box!

Huguenot Memorial Church: Tina Constable 917-215-9543 (

Pelham Jewish Center: Michelle Dvorkin 917-414-3467 (

OLPH Michelle D'Urso 738-6442 (

St. Catharine’s: Heidi Carey 738-4332 (

Christ Church Beth Conway 738-1003 (

Pelham Community Church Genette Gill (919) 260-3807 (

Bronxville Reformed Nursery School Maureen Stapleton (914)-548-1164 (

STEP 2. Buy the specific food items (outlined below) and pack the box.

STEP 3. Bring the box to the Huguenot Memorial Church library. Boxes can be dropped off between 9-5pm from Saturday November 23- Tuesday November 26, 2019.

If you are interested in helping deliver the boxes on Wednesday morning November 27, 2019, please email

Thanksgiving-in-a-Box items include: (NOTE: Everything will fit inside the box except for the ham)

• 1 pre-cooked sliced spiral ham (8-10 pounds – you will find these in the meat section of your grocery store. Please, no canned hams)

• 2 (28-32oz) bags of rice

• 3 (15 oz) cans corn

• 3 (15 oz) cans peas

• 1 (5 pound) bag of potatoes –approximately 12 potatoes

• 1 (3 pound) bag of apples - approximately 8-10 apples

• 1 (1 pound) box of pasta

• 1 (24 oz) jar of tomato sauce (any kind)

• 1 bag/container of cookies (Oreos and the like kind of packaging are perfect)

• 2 (64oz) containers juice (please no cider or anything that needs to be refrigerated!)

** Manor Market will have competitive prices for all of the box items. If you are going to be away or if the box is too difficult to carry please call 914-636-2208 and they will put a box together for you and get it to the church. Cost is $69. (Manor Market 4775-77 Boston Post Road, Pelham Manor NY)

About Family Services of Westchester: Family Services of Westchester is a private, not-for-profit, non-sectarian agency located in Westchester County, New York. Founded in 1954, with headquarters in Port Chester, New York, Family Services is dedicated to supporting families in need throughout Westchester through programs such as Family Mental Health Services; Adoption & Children's Services; Head Start and Early Head Start; Senior Services; Home Health Care; Big Brothers-Big Sisters; AmeriCorps; Therapeutic Foster Care for Youth; and a spectrum of services for families living with HIV/AIDS.

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