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Thanksgiving Food Drive

Help more than 300 low-income families have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Ensure that a struggling family has a Thanksgiving dinner this holiday season. Donate non-perishable ingredients so a low-income family has everything they need to prepare a dinner of their own. 

In order to protect everyone's health, this year we will be conducting our food drive with all social distancing protocols. When you sign up to contribute food, we ask that you complete a full box (which can still be done as a group) and drop off your completed box to SHELTER, Inc. by appointment. We are happy to provide you with a lidded box, too!  

Click here to sign up for how many completed food boxes you or your group will donate.

Don’t have time to shop? Consider purchasing a grocery-store gift card the next time you are shopping and mail it to SHELTER, Inc., P.O. Box 5368, Concord, CA 94524.

Thanksgiving boxes accepted through WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18.

Click here for a shopping list!


  • gift cards ($15 to $20) to local grocery stores We can't accept fresh or frozen turkeys or produce.


  • candied yams
  • chicken stock
  • corn
  • cranberry sauce
  • gravy
  • ham
  • cream of mushroom soup
  • green beans
  • mixed vegetables
  • pasta sauce
  • French fried onions
  • fruit
  • pumpkin pie filling


  • beans
  • biscuit or bread mix
  • gravy mix
  • instant mashed potatoes
  • cake and/or brownie mix
  • pasta noodles
  • rice
  • stuffing mix


  • can opener
  • oven mitts
  • napkins
  • aluminum foil

For more information email Volunteer Coordinator Yareth Rodriguez at

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