Putting the GIVING in Thanksgiving Dinner

Four years ago, Feed the Need Missions had the opportunity to partner with a local church distributing Thanksgiving meals to families in need in the Bastrop area. Witnessing the incredible need and missional opportunity for such an effort in the community, the annual Thanksgiving Gobble Kits campaign was born in 2018. In its inaugural year, 
  • 467 families received a meal kit
  • 14 churches and local businesses partnered with us
  • 177 donors provided to make the kits
  • 190 volunteers helped assemble and distribute kits
  • 1,500 meals were served that week across all of our sites

Since that time, Feed the Need Missions has been partnering with churches, businesses, and communities to provide Thanksgiving meal kits to families in need across several communities across Texas. The program has continued to grow each year. Last year, over the course of four Gobble Kit distribution days in November, we served Thanksgiving meal kits to eight Texas communities, with the help of more than 250 volunteers, made possible by financial support from more than 350 donors. We distributed a record 764 Gobble Kits, praying over every single guest. With this growth of reach has come a wide array of ways to get involved, making Gobble Kits an annual favorite of many volunteers. Check out the variety of fun and meaningful opportunities for you to serve others this Thanksgiving below.

Thanksgiving Volunteer Opportunities with Feed the Need Missions

We are already hard at work signing guests up and collecting supplies to receive Gobble Kits this year. There are so many ways to get involved. If you are looking for a fun, meaningful, and family-friendly way to give back this holiday season, read on! 


Donate a Gobble Kit

Hundreds of families have already signed up to receive a meal this November. One of the most impactful ways to help out is to donate a Gobble Kit. You can pick up a shopping bag and a list of supplies at our participating locations throughout Texas. Simply take the list to your local grocery store, select the items on the list, and bring the filled back to one of our drop off locations. The best time to drop off is on our Collection Day event on Saturday November 13. On that day, bring the whole family to drop off your kit supplies and donations. Let us thank you in person as you enjoy live music, make s’mores and meet our staff team. If you’re not located near one of our collection sites or you can’t make it to Collection day, you can also donate $25 online and we can do all the shopping for you. The deadline for collections this year is Monday, November 15!

Serve at Assembly Day

Distributing Gobble Kits to hundreds of families takes preparation and organization! If you’re in the Bastrop area, we would love for you to join us for Gobble Kit Assembly Day on Saturday, November 20 at Community Gardens. Help us sort, assemble, and pack our Gobble Kits. You can even help us write meaningful notes of encouragement for those who will receive the Gobble Kits. Lunch will be provided for everyone who attends.

Volunteer During Distribution Week

There are eight opportunities to join us as we distribute the Gobble Kits to families from November 18-23rd. Visit our Facebook events tab to find dates, times and locations for each of our sites and feel free to join us for as many as you’d like. This is a wonderful opportunity to share the Gospel message and pray over people as they receive a very practical blessing.

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