Cornerstones Announces Thanksgiving Food Drive

Cornerstones Announces Thanksgiving Food Drive

For many in the community with stressed budgets and financial challenges, a Thanksgiving dinner isn’t possible. Support of Cornerstones’ annual Thanksgiving Basket Food Drive will help make a fulfilling holiday possible for nearly 1,000 families this season.

Confirm donations by Nov. 7 online at

Collection dates and times: Thursday, Nov. 20, noon - 5 p.m. and Friday, Nov. 21, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Collection site: St. John Neumann Church, 11900 Lawyers Road, Reston.

The following items will provide a hearty Thanksgiving meal for a family:

3 cans assorted veggies (please no green beans)

2 cans fruit

1 bottle olive or canola cooking oil (~ 24 oz.)

1 box instant potatoes or macaroni & cheese or stuffing

1 box rice or a 2-5 lb. bag of rice

1 box biscuit or muffin mix

1 snack (pretzels, chips, nuts, etc.)

1 box of dessert mix

2 lb. bag of flour

2 lb. bag of sugar

1 $25 gift card (Giant/Safeway/Shoppers) for the purchase of a turkey/ham entrée (We do not have the capacity to store or accept perishable items.)

Packaging instructions: Place all food items in a plastic storage bin with a lid or a cardboard box with a lid. Do not place gift card donations inside the box – have them ready to hand to a staff member or volunteer when you drop off the donation.

Questions about the Thanksgiving Food Drive? Call 571-323-9569.