New Orleans, LA
First Grace United Methodist Church
3401 Canal St.
New Orleans, LA  70119
United States

This project is a joint one with First Grace United Methodist Church, the Warren Easton Interact Club and the Ben Franklin Interact Club.  Participants collect donations, pack and distribute the baskets to 150 needy families in the New Orleans area.  The list of recipients is provided by First Grace and is comprised of names from not only their membership, but also from the following organizations: NO/AIDS Task Force - Transitional Housing, Hagar's House, residents of Tivoli Circle, St. Paul UMC, and the New Orleans Workers Center for Racial Justice.  This year's event distribution will take place on Thursday, November 15th, 2018 at First Grace 3401 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70119.  The sorting and packing of food items will take place from 2:30 - 4:30 PM.  The distribution of baskets to recipients will be from 4:30 - 6 PM.


Both the Warren Easton and Ben Frankilin Interact Clubs will collect non-perishable items for the project.  Rotary Club of New Orleans members will be asked to collect non-perishable items and/or make a monetary donation.  The approximate cost to fill one basket is $50.00.


THANKSGIVING LIST – 2018 – (Non-perishable items)

Stuffing Mix

Gravy (can / packets)

Cranberry Sauce

Canned Vegetables (corn, peas, green beans, carrots, mixed vegetables)

Mashed Potatoes

Macaroni & Cheese

Dried Beans (red, black, pinto, white)


Dried Pasta

Red Sauce (i.e. – spaghetti sauce)

Grits, Oatmeal, Cereal

Cake Mix (yellow, white, chocolate)

Cake Icing (vanilla, chocolate)

Peanut Butter & Jelly


Toothbrushes and Toothpaste