Seniors from Friendly Home collected food for the Joy Community Church’s Thanksgiving baskets, which were given to Rochester families in need.
In 15 days, nine boxes of cereal, four boxes of oatmeal packets, 10 packets of rice, 41 cans of veggies, seven gravies, three salad dressings, 20 boxes of mac and cheese, three boxes of graham crackers, two bags of chocolate, three bags of marshmallows, seven boxes of cornbread mix, six boxes of dessert mix, 11 bags/boxes of mashed potatoes, 10 boxes of pasta, three boxes of au gratin potatoes, 16 boxes of stuffing, two boxes of quick bread, two jars of pasta sauce, 23 cans soup, six cans of cranberry sauce, two cans of tuna, six cans of beans, two jars of olives and one can of sweet potato were collected
Five Friendly Home residents and eight Friendly Home staff put the Thanksgiving baskets together with the help of the church’s team. The seniors gave out the baskets to 150 local families. Seniors began by helping to organize some of the donated food items, then attended a brief church service, then handed out items to those in need.