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Thanksgiving Boxes

Know Your Neighbor Thanksgiving Boxes for disadvantaged families

  • 2 cans of corn
  • 2 cans of green beans
  • 1 can of mixed vegetables or other canned vegetables
  • 1 can of gravy – no pork gravy
  • 1 can of cranberry sauce
  • 1 box or bag of stuffing mix – herbal stuffing suggested (no pork products)
  • 1 box of instant mashed potatoes or a bag of potatoes
  • 1 bag of rice or a box of macaroni and cheese
  • 1 box of cake mix and frosting
  •  Ready-made pie crust (graham cracker, for example) with pumpkin or pie filling or fresh pie (will be put into the freezer at drop off if needed)

Please feel free to decorate the boxes and include any of your own favorite holiday items if you wish. Do not tape the boxes shut so fresh items, such as turkey and rolls, can be added later in the week by the Presbyterian Church.


Drop Off

  • Bring boxes during BST religious school (9am-12pm) on Sunday Nov ember 14  OR 
  • Drop off Sunday, November 14 between 2-4 pm at The Presbyterian Church 810 Princess Anne St, Downtown Fredericksburg. Park in the back and enter through the double doors.

Saturday, November 20

  • Volunteers are needed to move the boxes from the church to Lafayette Upper Elementary – meet at 7:00am at the church
  • Volunteers are needed to distribute the boxes to families between 9-12 at Lafayette Upper Elementary Schol, as well as driving boxes to families homes in the afternoon.

Covid protocols will be followed.

Social Action During A Pandemic

If you’d like to join us and help build a stronger Social Action network for BST, contact Cindy Green at There are lots of opportunities for good, from racial justice, to interfaith understanding, to direct service by helping people, animals, or an environment in need.

  • Panera Bread Dough-Nation Program BST is now part of the Panera Bread donation program! We have positions for volunteers to pick up the bread donation from Panera on South Gateway Drive at 8:55 PM every Tuesday and drop off the food to the designated location immediately after (unless otherwise noted). Click here to sign up.

  • Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank - go to and click on WAYS TO GIVE or GET INVOLVED.

If you want to help in other ways, consider going online and starting your search here:

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