BIG Pentagon Chapter of Blacks In Government®
Community Outreach Committee
Chapter Thanksgiving Baskets 2010
The BIG Pentagon Chapter of Blacks In Government® will will
give ten Thanksgiving Baskets to needy families in 2010,
with distribution scheduled for Friday, November 19, 2010.
The ten baskets will be purchased through the Bolling AFB
Chapel Helping Hands Christian Fellowship (HHCF) program.
Basket contents: One turkey, ham, 2 boxes of dressing,
large can of yams, 2 boxes of mashed potatoes, gravy, two
cans of greens or green beans, 1 cranberry sauce, 1lb bag
bags of flour, 5lbs of sugar, 2lbs of rice, 2 boxes of macaroni
and cheese, two jiffy corn bread mix, dessert, 1box of cake
mix and icing, bag of fruit, and kool-aid.
NOTE: The Helping Hands Ministry purchases the food
through a Food Share Program and does not know the exact
items in the basket until the food is picked up. Therefore,
the list we provided is subject to change without notice.
However, each basket should be a complete Thanksgiving meal.
Bolling AFB Chapel supplements the program by ensuring each
basket has a turkey and the Chapel adds additional food
to it. The Thanksgiving baskets that we purchased through
HHCF and provided in 2009 were three bags of food; including
fish, chicken, and sausage. We anticipate to provide, at
least this amount for2010.
Criteria for receiving a Thanksgiving Basket from the
BIG Pentagon Chapter: Any family nominated by a BIG
Pentagon Chapter Member with a need for a Thanksgiving Basket.
The Committee will base their selection on the size of family,
family income situation, housing situation, order of nomination,
and any other information provided. Thus, the Chapter member
nominating a family needs to provide as much information
as possible to support their nominee. Families can be nominated
by emailing their information to Curtis Banks (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Nominations for receipt of a Thanksgiving basket must be
emailed to Curtis Banks by 1:00 p.m., Monday, November 15,
Selection of Families to receive the Thanksgiving Baskets:
A committee of at least three BIG Pentagon Chapter members
will meet November 15, 2010 and select ten families. The BIG
Pentagon Chapter members that nominated the families will
be notified on the same date after the Committee meets, via
Delivery of Baskets: HHCF will prepare the baskets
Friday, November 19, 2010. The baskets will be available
for pick-up at Bolling AFB (Main Chapel Center) after 2:00
p.m. The BIG Pentagon Chapter members that nominated
the families are responsible for the pick-up and delivery
of the baskets.
Name(s) of Head of Household: