Sunday, November 8, 2015

1,000 hungry families!

Calling all turkeys! We need help to provide 1,000 frozen turkeys with all the fixin's to 1,000 local families in need so they can prepare their own Thanksgiving feasts.

That's right ... our Great Turkey Countdown is here!     

You can drop off frozen turkeys and other related nonperishables like canned fruits and vegetables, boxed potatoes, stuffing mix, gravy etc., at our Common Things Thrift Store, 321 Indian Trail Road North, Indian Trail, Tues.-Sat. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you have a lot to donate and/or 10 or more turkeys to donate, email to make an appointment for drop off at our Common Cupboard food pantry.

Cash donations are also needed! Every $20 raised buys a turkey and some of the fixin's. To donate online, visit

And don't forget about volunteering! Hundreds of volunteers will be needed at our Common Cupboard food pantry, on Saturday, Nov. 21 from 6:30 a.m. to Noon to pack and deliver the 1,000 Thanksgiving dinner baskets. Sign up online at

The baskets will benefit families throughout Union County, southeast Charlotte, Matthews and Mint Hill.

This all-hands-on-deck volunteer event is the Cupboard's biggest delivery day. Seven years ago, when we started, we gave away just over 100 Thanksgiving baskets. Last year – thanks to the community's generosity – we surpassed our goal and delivered 840 baskets to local families in need. This year, we hope that we can serve at least 1,000 families. 

The Countdown started in 2007. Today, the tradition continues at

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