Thanksgiving “Share Your Bounty” Archive

Provide Groceries for Low-Income and Homeless Families at Our Annual “Share Your Bounty” This Thanksgiving

The holidays are particularly challenging for low-income and homeless families — but you can help. Any individual, family or group is invited to fill either cloth or paper bags, or a small boxes, with healthy groceries from the list provided, then drop them off between 10am and noon on Thanksgiving morning at Good News Partners in Rogers Park. Although there is no contact with residents due to the pandemic, it’s still a meaningful way to make a difference to those in need, and it’s guaranteed to set the tone for a thankful day in a very challenging time. Reservations are not required, just drive up with your donations and volunteers and staff will take your generous donations from your car. Continue reading for more details, and the list of items needed. Happy Thanksgiving!


The Volunteer Center Offers TWO Ways to “Share Your Bounty” This Thanksgiving

Are you feeling particularly grateful this Thanksgiving? Are you looking for ways to make a difference to someone in need? We are too! We’re joining with 2 of our VC Nonprofit Partners to provide nutritious food to families right here in our community — and we need your help. You can donate fresh produce and personal items to the NEW TRIER TOWNSHIP FOOD PANTRY in Winnetka Thursday 11/15, Friday 11/16 and Today 11/19. Or you can deliver bags of groceries to families at GOOD NEWS PARTNERS in Rogers Park on Thanksgiving morning. Or better yet — why not do both! Read More for details.


Thanks to Everyone Who “Shared Their Bounty” at Thanksgiving This Year!

The Volunteer Center is grateful to the families, individuals, schools and community groups who donated carloads of nutritious food to the clients of Good News Partners, and a pantry full of fresh produce to the New Trier Township Food Pantry. Thanks also to the families and individuals who helped deliver the food to Good News Partners on Thanksgiving morning. It was a fabulous community effort!


Mark Your Calendar for VC 2022-23 Days of Service — and Watch for More Details to Come!

The Volunteer Center sponsors many wonderful opportunities throughout the school year for you and your whole family to volunteer your time in service to those in need in our community. Click here for this year’s dates — and watch this website for more detailed information throughout the year about how you can make a difference at these fun community events.


Thank You for Giving Back During the 2014 Thanksgiving Holiday!

Thank you for helping the Volunteer Center provide food to low income families this Thanksgiving. The New Trier Township Food Pantry was stocked with fresh produce for its clients and nearly 150 families at Good News Partners in Rogers Park were provided bags, baskets and boxes of food to help them get through another week and feed their families.


Mark Your Calendar to Make A Difference at This Year’s Volunteer Center Days of Service

Coming up: Kids Against Hunger. Click here for more information.


Thanks for making a difference at Thanksgiving.

The Volunteer Center would like to express our gratitude to everyone who donated fresh produce and baskets of food to the New Trier Township Food Pantry and Good News Partners this Thanksgiving.


Hundreds Donate Baskets to 2012 Thanksgiving Greet and Feed!

This year Volunteer Center partnered with Creatively Caring to provide baskets of food — and beautiful handmade decorations — to every family who came to Good News Partners for our 2012 Thanksgiving Greet & Feed.



• Donate Fresh Produce to
Monday, Nov. 12 — Monday, Nov. 19
• Make Thanksgiving crafts with
Saturday, November 17th
• Drop off laundry baskets of food at
GOOD NEWS PARTNERS on Thanksgiving morning

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