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! 

Volunteer With Us

Bag Distribution

Sunday, November 13th @ 12p-2p

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-1p

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

Food Sorting & Distribution

Sunday, November 20th @ 1pm-3pm

We need a bevy of volunteers to help sort our collected items into bags with a well balanced assortment of Thanksgiving foods. We also need several friendly folks to greet individuals coming to the pantry and give them a bag.

Food Delivery

Sunday, November 20th @ 3p-5p

We need several volunteers with vehicles to take bags of food and stock up micro food pantries throughout Medford,  as well as to deliver bags to the homes of individuals who are unable to pick them up at the church.

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