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Serving is one of our core values. We want to serve the families within the Kansas City community at Thanksgiving time. For the past 12 years, we have given a Thanksgiving Box to families that use the Abundant Life Food Pantry and to families that attend local schools. Each Thanksgiving Box will contain items to prepare a full Thanksgiving meal. 


Donate all the ingredients for a great Thanksgiving meal (see list below). Go in with another family or a group of friends and bless a family in need this season.

In Blue Springs and Lee's Summit

For Blue Springs and Lee's Summit, drop off your completed box on Tuesday, November 16 from 12:00 to 6:00 pm at the campus you sign up for.

For Independence Donations: Please drop your boxes off on Monday, Nov. 15 from 3 pm - 6pm.

In Independence

For Independence, drop off your completed boxes on Monday, Nov. 15, at the Independence Campus from 3:00–6:00 pm.

What to include in your box.

  • Turkey (12-15 pounds)
  • 2 boxes of cornbread mix
  • 2 cans/jars of turkey gravy
  • 2 boxes of dressing/stuffing
  • 2 cans of green beans
  • 1 jar/can of olives or pickles
  • 1 large can or 2 small cans of sweet potatoes
  • 2 boxes of instant mashed potatoes
  • 1 can of cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 bag of marshmallows
  • 1 can of French-fried onions
  • 1 can of cranberry sauce
  • 1 box of brownie mix
  • 1 pound of butter
  • 2 cans of fruit
  • 1 large tub/container with lid


In Blue Springs and Lee's Summit

At the Blue Springs and Lee's Summit campuses, you can volunteer to help with sorting and preparing boxes on Tuesday, November 16, or you can help distribute boxes on Wednesday, November 17.

In Independence

At the Independence Campus, you can volunteer to help collect and sort boxes on Monday Nov. 15, or help distribute boxes on Tuesday Nov. 16.