Thanksgiving Food Drive

1-in-9 Medford residents struggles with food insecurity. This is an issue all year long, but is felt especially acutely during the holiday season.  Hillside Community Church does a food drive in advance of Thanksgiving each year to meet this need. The food we collect is distributed to local food pantries.

This is a sizable operation – we need your help to make it happen! 

Bag Distribution

Saturday, November 12th @ 10a-12p

We need 10 to 20 volunteers to help distribute 1000 bags to homes throughout the Hillside neighborhood. Included with these bags will be a note inviting the recipient to fill it up with Thanksgiving-themed non-perishables and leave it out on their front steps the following weekend.

Food Collection

Sunday, November 20th @ 12p-2p

We need ~10 volunteers and 3 vehicles to collect food bags left out on porches around the Hillside.

Food Distribution

Sunday, November 20th @ 3p-5p

We need 3 to 5 volunteers to greet and help micropantry operators load their cars with collected nonperishables when they come for pickup at Hillside.

Masks and vaccination required to participate in this volunteer opportunity.

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