Thanksgiving Food Boxes and Christmas Prep 2022. On September 17, we kicked off the beginning of our Thanksgiving and Christmas push. We are planning to distribute 7,000 Thanksgiving boxes and turkeys. Each box contains dry goods and canned foods to make a Thanksgiving meal. Food items include oatmeal, mashed potatoes, corn, green beans, rice, stuffing, macaroni, sweet potatoes, and dried beans.
New Rising Star of East Lake and Grace Community Church of Trussville served together to make our first 600 Thanksgiving boxes. Many church partners will volunteer at CSM through October and early November to help us make food boxes. We rely on volunteers to get the work done for this massive outreach. We are so thankful for all our partners. The participating churches sponsor the food boxes and turkeys, and additional churches and people come alongside this sponsorship to make it all work. We love the hearts of our partners to serve, give, and share Jesus through the Thanksgiving season.
Volunteers have been sorting and organizing donations from our corporate partners to distribute at Christmas. This year, twenty-five churches will host Christmas markets for community members to shop for Christmas presents and basic needs. This year we anticipate distributing more than 2 million dollars in resources into the community! These resources are a fantastic blessing and take thousands of volunteer hours throughout the year to make it happen. We are excited to see God supply all our needs to serve our communities this season!