Have a Heart for Hunger!

Collect food for the hungry this summer, and help your neighbors enjoy a memorable Thanksgiving meal this fall.

Win a $2,500 youth room makeover for your church!

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Thanks for your interest in asking your church to conduct a nonperishable food drive for the annual Thanksgiving food distribution at Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities.

Your gifts of food will provide a holiday to remember for families with single moms, people with disabilities, veterans, and more. Last year, churches like yours and others provided more than 56,000 meals!

Thank you for feeding hungry neighbors!

Your gifts of food will feed hungry people this Thanksgiving. Thank you!

List of Items Needed

The following foods are already being collected for each bag so that everyone receives the same items. Ask your church members to collect the following nonperishable foods.

  • 1 bag of white rice
  • 2 cans of peas
  • 2 cans of whole kernel corn
  • 2 cans of green beans
  • 1 can of cranberry sauce
  • 2 packets of gravy mix
  • 1 box of stuffing
  • 1 box of instant potatoes
  • 1 box of cake or brownie mix
  • 1 $10 Cub gift card (to be used for a turkey)

We will add a turkey and potatoes, enough food for a family of 5, during distribution to complete the meals.

We’ll provide labeled bins for the food collection. Someone from your church can either drop off the bags at your convenience (preferred) or we can arrange to pick them up for you. Your church members can also donate $35 for each bag if they prefer.

Win a $2,500 Youth Room Makeover!

When your church signs up for our Heart for Hunger food drive, you’ll automatically be entered into a drawing for a $2,500 youth room makeover, thanks to the generosity of our friends at Thrivent Financial. Don’t miss out! Talk to your church leadership today about this great opportunity to meet the needs of hungry families this fall. Thank you!

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A volunteer group taking a selfie while packing food for last year’s Thanksgiving food distribution!