MCHS Student Council launches Thanksgiving Basket Drive

LOCAL NEWS — For the third year in a row, the Moore County High School Student Council wants to make sure no local family gets left behind this Thanksgiving. Last week, they launched the 2021 Thanksgiving Basket Drive and they are asking the community for help.

These are the items MCHS students will be collecting for the annual Thanksgiving Basket Drive. (Art Provided)

Now through November 19, students will gather items for their annual basket delivery. Each basket will include everything a family might need to produce a Thanksgiving meal like: a jar of peanut butter, a box of tea bags or instant drink mix, five cans of vegetables, two cans of fruit, a large box of all purpose baking mix, a box of cornbread mix, a box of stuffing, gravy, a large box of instant potatoes, two boxes of mac and cheese, brownie or cookie mix, two pounds of sugar, cooking oil or cooking spray, and a turkey to be purchased locally. They also need plastic laundry baskets to hold all the Thanksgiving items.

In 2019, the student council put together over 30 baskets that were distributed discreetly to local families. The following year in 2020, they doubled that number to 62.

Citizens who want to help may drop off items at the high school now until Wednesday, November 17. If you know of a Moore County family who might be helped by a Thanksgiving basket, contact the Moore County Public Library. Baskets will be available for pick up on Friday, November 19 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. •

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