Thanksgiving Baskets


FUMC, along with other UMC churches in our community, have been invited to partner with Trinity United Methodist to make sure 1,500 families in Gainesville have what is needed for a delicious Thanksgiving meal. This “Community Thanksgiving Basket Project” receives referrals from 30-40 agencies who provide the names of those in need.

There are very specific items required as each basket is identical, except for the quantity- small, medium and large depending on family size. Also, $10 gift cards from Publix are very welcome to purchase turkeys, as well as cash or check.

Requested items are:

  • Cranberry Sauce

  • Instant Potatoes

  • Gravy Packets

  • Stuffing

  • Boxed Brownie Mix

  • Mac & Cheese

  • Canned Corn

  • Canned Green Beans

  • Jars of Apple Sauce

  • Tote-a-Turkey (10-12 lbs.)

Please return your donations to the Donation Center in the narthex or the church office no later than Nov. 13, as they will be transported to Trinity UMC for packing on Nov. 14. Let’s use our connection in Christ as United Methodists to make Thanksgiving tables around our community, overflow not only with food, but with our love!