Living Classrooms’ Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive

This year Thanksgiving will look different across the board, but especially for the families that we serve in Baltimore City and in Washington, DC. Last year, we were able to give away over 400 complete Thanksgiving meals to Baltimore families, and over 75 complete Thanksgiving meals to families in the National Capital Region! Each meal included a turkey plus a bag of other necessary food and ingredients to complete the meal. Help us meet that need again by donating and supporting our 2020 Thanksgiving Food Drive!


How you can help families in Baltimore:

  • Fixings: Purchase any of the items on our “Shopping List” (below) OR purchase everything on the list to provide a complete bag of “Fixings.”
    • 2-3 cans of Corn
    • 1 pack of Cornbread or Biscuit Mix
    • 2-3 cans of Cranberry Sauce
    • 1-2 packs of Gravy Mix
    • 2-3 cans of Green Beans
    • 1-2 boxes of Instant Mashed Potatoes
    • 1-2 boxes of Stuffing Mix
    • 1-2 boxes of Dessert Mix (please include icing if needed)
    • 2-3 cans of Fruit (in water or juice, no syrup)
    • 1 Pie Crust
    • 2 cans of Pie Filling
    • 1 reusable Grocery Bag
    • 1 disposable Turkey Roasting Pan

*Note, please avoid glass containers if possible

  • Financial Contributions:
    • Visit our donation page and be sure to select “Thanksgiving Food Drive – Baltimore” in the designation slot.
    • We are also accepting cash, checks, and gift cards for purchasing needed items. $20 roughly covers the cost of one turkey!

Donation Drop-Off Details: All donation drop-offs must be scheduled ahead of time to ensure a safe environment for our donors, staff, and volunteers. Donation drop-offs will be scheduled through Friday, November 20th.

Contact Erin Myers, emyers@livingclassrooms.org or (443) 687-9182 with any questions or to schedule your Baltimore donation drop-off!


How you can help families in the National Capital Region:

  • Fixings: Purchase any of the items on our “Shopping List” (below) OR purchase everything on the list to provide a complete bag of “Fixings.”
    • Canned Baked Beans
    • Canned Black-Eyed Peas
    • Canned Collard Greens
    • Box of Elbow Macaroni
    • Canned Green Beans
    • Canned/Jarred Peaches
    • Box of Stuffing
    • Canned Yams

*Note, please avoid glass containers if possible

  • Financial Contributions:
    • Visit our donation page and be sure to write “Thanksgiving Food Drive – DC” in the designation slot.
    • We are also accepting cash, checks, and gift cards for purchasing needed items. $20 roughly covers the cost of one turkey!

Donation Drop-Off Details: All donation drop-offs must be scheduled ahead of time to ensure a safe environment for our donors, staff, and volunteers. Donation drop-offs will be scheduled through Monday, November 16th.

Contact Jasmine Campbell, jcampbell@livingclassrooms.org with any questions or to schedule your NCR donation drop-off!