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2017 Thanksgiving Food Box Project

November 20-November 21, 2017

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For over 40 years, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul has sponsored an annual Thanksgiving food box outreach program for those in need in Ada County. This is a family-to-family act of charity. Families share the tradition of Thanksgiving by preparing food boxes and giving them to other families in need.

All seven Boise and Meridian Catholic parishes plus a number of congregations of our Protestant and LDS friends participate in this project. This is an opportunity for families to help families in need.

Last fall, we distributed more than 2,200 turkeys with all the fixings for a complete Thanksgiving dinner for four to six people. We expect a record number of requests this year. We need your help to meet this need.

How to Register to Receive a Thanksgiving Food Box

If you would like to register to receive a Thanksgiving Food Box, note the sign up times and locations below. You will need photo identification and proof of residence in Ada County (for example, a utility bill with your name and address on it).

St Vincent de Paul Thrift Store – Boise
6464 W State Street, Boise ID 83714
Saturday, November 4 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Monday, November 6 through Wednesday, November 8 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

St Vincent de Paul Thrift Store – Meridian
213 N Main St, Meridian ID 83642
Thursday, November 9 through Friday, November 10 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Saturday, November 11 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Sacred Heart Catholic Church – Boise
811 S. Latah (corner of Latah and Cassia), Boise ID 83705
Saturday, November 11 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Monday, November 13 through Wednesday, November 15 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM


How to Donate a Thanksgiving Food Box

If you would like to provide a Thanksgiving box, use the Shopping List to create your family’s Thanksgiving Food Box. Deliver the box on Sunday, November 19, between 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM to any one of the following:

  • St. Mary's Catholic Church - 2612 W State St, Boise, ID
  • St. John's Catholic Cathedral - 775 N 8th St, Boise, ID
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Church - 811 S. Latah St., Boise, ID
  • St. Mark's - 7960 W Northview St, Boise
  • Holy Apostles - 6300 N Meridian Rd, Meridian, ID
  • Expo Idaho Small Animal Barn - 5610 N Glenwood St, Boise, ID

The Thanksgiving box list of items costs about $50.00. If that is too much, please consider joining with another family to prepare a box.

If you are unable to shop, we can convert your cash donation into a Thanksgiving dinner.

Mail your contribution:

The Society of St Vincent de Paul.
Attn: Jack Dahl, President
3217 West Overland Road.
Boise, Idaho 83705

Please make checks payable to:
St Vincent de Paul, SW.I.D.C.
Note "Thanksgiving Food Box" on the check.

Donate online:

  1. Follow this link: http://www.svdpid.org/donate-now
  2. Select Click Here to Donate Online.
  3. Follow the directions on the site.

Whether or not you provide a food box, please consider donating your time. Volunteers are needed November 18-21. If you are interested in participating as a volunteer, call (208) 340-9843.

Thank you!


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