Annually, CCHASM coordinates their Thanksgiving Gift Meal Package Program to assist those in our community who might otherwise not have the resources to celebrate this special holiday. This is their largest program of the year. With generous donations from schools, businesses, churches, individuals, and agencies, CCHASM was able to assist 2,221 families (over 8,500 adults and children) with gift packages and gift cards for Thanksgiving 2015. Starting October 3, CCHASM began accepting client reservations and pledges. This year’s goal is to assist 3,000 families with a Thanksgiving Meal Gift Package and a $15 gift card for the purchase of a turkey.
CCHASM needs your help with food donations for the Thanksgiving Meal Gift Package. Items for each package includes: one – 40 oz. can of sweet potatoes or yams; one – 13 oz. box of mash potatoes; one – 14 oz. can of cranberry sauce; two – 15 oz. cans of corn; two -15 oz. cans of green vegetables; two – boxes of Stove Top dressing; two – cans or packages of gravy; one – box of hot chocolate; one – box of tea bags; and one – box or package of cookies.
CCHASM will be receiving food and gift card donations at the Chesterfield County Fairgrounds exhibition center located at 10300 Courthouse Rd. Monday, Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 15 from noon until 7 p.m.
Families who would like to register to receive a Thanksgiving Meal Gift Package or make a monetary or gift card donation should call CCHASM’s office at 804-796-2749, Mondays through Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Meal packages will be distributed to families in the exhibition center Saturday, Nov. 19 from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
CCHASM is a non-profit 501(c)(3), tax-exempt organization working cooperatively with government and community agencies to care for the emergency needs of the citizens of Chesterfield County and Colonial Heights, Va.