Community Involvement

Community Involvement


Thanksgiving Box Project 2021

Start Time: Sun 24, Oct. 2021, 8 a.m.
End Time: Sat 20, Nov. 2021, noon

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Every fall for the past 35 years, Parkside Church has helped provide complete Thanksgiving dinners to families in the Cleveland area. Boxes filled with non-perishable food and a whole roasting turkey are hand-delivered to those who might otherwise be unable to enjoy the holiday with a traditional meal.

We invite you and your family to join us as we partner with Scranton Road Bible Church to make this Thanksgiving Day brighter for more than 300 families.

4 Ways to Help

1. Prepare a Dinner Box by Nov. 18

Pick up a box from the storage room across from the bookstore/café beginning Sunday, Oct. 24, fill it with the food listed below, and return it to the same storage room by Thursday, Nov. 18. Boxes are limited to 300 so get yours early, but please only take a box if you plan to return it. 

2. Donate Money for a Turkey

Help cover the cost of the turkey given to each family with their dinner box. Make your check payable to Parkside Church, with “Box Project” on the memo line, or give online and designate “Thanksgiving/Christmas Benevolence."

3. Load the Truck on Saturday, Nov. 20, 8AM

10-12 people with strong backs are needed at Parkside Church on Nov. 20 for less than an hour to load the boxes into trucks for transfer to SRBC. Call Tracy to volunteer: 330.316.4539.

4. Help Distribute the Meals on Saturday, Nov. 20, 10am-Noon

Join us Nov. 20 at Scranton Road Bible Church (3095 Scranton Rd. Cleveland, 44143) to help with box & turkey distribution. No need to call, just meet outside the church at 10:00 am for instructions. Afterward, you will be given 2-3 boxes to take to homes near the church. We will not enter homes when delivering boxes this year.

Directions to Scranton Road Bible Church

Take 480 (east or west) to 176 North. Travel on 176 North approximately 2.25 miles to the West 14th Street exit and go north. When you get to Clark Avenue (about .4 mile), turn left. In about .5 mile you will arrive at Scranton Road. Scranton Road Bible Church will be on the corner.

Dinner Box List

Download a mobile-friendly shopping list

1 muffin mix

1 roll mix

2 cans of vegetables

2 cans of fruit

1 large box of instant potatoes

1 large can of yams

1 large box of stuffing mix

1 dessert mix (cake, frosting, cookies, pies, etc.)

1 package of pudding mix

1 jar of pickles

1 jar/can of olives

1 can cranberry sauce

1 small box of rice

1 can of black beans

1 jar/can of turkey gravy

1 turkey roasting bag

1 disposable turkey roasting pan

Please keep the roasting pan outside your box. We will stack them all together.

Optional Extra Items

Coffee, tea, candies, soup, jellies, nuts, peanut butter, macaroni & cheese, etc. Please only non-perishable food items—no paper products or toiletries. Sorry, no homemade products.

For more information, contact Tracy.