For more than 95 years, we’ve had the privilege of being stewards of the Tri-State’s overwhelming support where the Evansville Rescue Mission has been able to continue the good work we started long ago in distributing Thanksgiving food baskets to the poor in our community. In recent years, we’ve been able to provide more than 1,400 food baskets to Tri-State families living at or below the federal poverty line and with the present state of the economy, we’re looking to see possibly a greater number of families signing up to receive a food basket this year. It’s our goal to distribute food to at least 1,700 Tri-State families this Thanksgiving so no one will go hungry during the holidays.
Our signature event will take place on Tuesday, November 20 at our new Rescue Mission Residence Center (500 E. Walnut St.) where we’ll have six food distribution times (10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1, 3:30, 5 and 6:30 p.m.). Here, families will be able to receive a food baskets filled with Thanksgiving-themed items (40-50 total) that will assist families throughout the Thanksgiving weekend.
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The Rescue Mission would like to ask you to consider organizing a food drive for the 2012 Gobbler Gathering. We need the following food items:
- Cake Mix (any variety)
- Canned Chicken Broth (standard 14 oz. size)
- Canned Corn (standard 14 oz. size)
- Canned Cranberry Sauce (standard 14 oz. size)
- Egg Noodles
- Canned Green Beans (standard 14 oz. size)
- Cornbread mix
- Macaroni & Cheese
- Canned Peas (standard 14 oz. size)
- Stuffing Mix
- Canned Yams (standard 14 oz. size)
Considering we have such a small staff, we ask that you consider delivering your food donations if your donation count is less than 500. The ERM will accept Gobbler Gathering deliveries up through Monday, November 19th at our new facility (500 E. Walnut St., Evansville, IN 47713). If your food collections exceed 500 cans, boxes or packages, the Rescue Mission will be glad to schedule a pick-up the week of November 12th-16th.
Meanwhile, we do need volunteers for the Gobbler Gathering. For donation-related questions or to volunteer at the Rescue Mission's 90th annual Gobbler Gathering, please contact us at 812.421.3800 or at email@example.com. Thank you for being a blessing to those we serve.