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Thanksgiving Food Donation Opportunities in Bowie

Help a neighbor in need this Thanksgiving by donating food to the Bowie Interfaith Food Pantry, or to a county-wide collection drive.

The Bowie Interfaith Food Pantry is putting together dinner baskets for Thanksgiving and Christmas. They request donations of the following items:

  • Boxed instant mashed potatoes 
  • Stuffing 
  • Canned mushroom soup 
  • French fried onion pieces 
  • Cranberry sauce 
  • Gravy 
  • Pumpkin pie mix (not pure pumpkin) 
  • Fruit pie filling 
  • Boxed pie crust mix 
  • Hot chocolate 
  • Hot apple cider packets 
  • Marshmallows 
  • Pancake mix 
  • Syrup 
  • Canned yams 
  • Snacks—salty or sweet 
  • Fresh fruit 
  • Holiday paper products 
  • Perishable items: turkeys, chickens, hams, eggs, butter, dinner rolls 

Note: Individuals and groups may also put together holiday baskets for donation to the Pantry

The United Way’s Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) will assist serve over 500 meals and deliver 100 baskets in Prince George’s County with the assistance of your donations of:

  • Canned meats - ham, turkey, chicken, tuna, and beef
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Canned soups, stew and chili
  • Cereal and cereal bars
  • Canned vegetables
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Boxed meals
  • Pasta
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Rice
  • Fruit Juices

Donations will be accepted from Nov. 1 – Dec. 21 at LAYC's headquarters at 1419 Columbia Road, NW, Washington, DC, Monday through Friday, from 8:00a.m. to 7:00p.m.

Valuable Blessings, located in Capitol Heights will hold its annual Thanksgiving Banquet on Wednesday, Nov. 21 and is looking to the community for donations of:

  • Turkeys
  • Hams
  • Side dishes
  • Desserts
  • Breads
  • Beverages
  • Paper goods

To donate, please contact Valuable Blessings at 1-877-575-0018 or via email at holidays.vb@gmail.com.

Know of another organization collect food donations for the needy this Thanksgiving? Tell us in the comments.

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