Each year close to Thanksgiving our Deacons sponsor their annual Food Drive to benefit the Lighthouse Emergency Services North Thanksgiving Program.  Non-perishable food items may be donated with an emphasis on Thanksgiving Dinner. Any surplus food not used immediately will not go to waste and will be used to bolster the supplies in their food cupboards.  The list of needed items is always posted in the Narthex at the back of the sanctuary.  Please place donations on the tables set up at both entrances.  Deacons will then deliver them by the basket filling deadline. 
 
Typical food drive shopping list for the event:
 
canned cranberries
canned veggies
pumpkin pie filling
canned sweet potatoes
canned pie fillings
evaporated milk
instant potatoes
quick bread mixes
cream mushroom soup
bisquick
baking mixes
piecrust mixes
canned fruit
jello
stuffing mixes
canned onion rings
cake mixes
canned frosting
 
Remember though that Lighthouse is always in need of food staples for daily living such as:
 
mac and cheese
spaghetti and sauces
peanut butter
dry and canned milk
laundry and cleaning supplies
tuna
cereal
personal hygiene items
paper products
diapers