Student Activities sponsors Thanksgiving basket drive

November 04, 2008

University Park, Pa. — Penn State's Office of Student Activities and Students Engaging Students are once again hosting a Thanksgiving Day Basket Drive for the AIDS Project and Food Bank of State College to help families in need. By making a donation of just one Thanksgiving basket, student groups or University departments can support a family for whom it is difficult to provide a traditional Thanksgiving Day meal and make their holiday brighter.

Completed baskets are due by 5 p.m. on  Friday, Nov. 14 ,at the Office of Student Activities in 209 HUB-Robeson Center.

List of Items to Include in Thanksgiving Baskets:
* $20 gift certificate from local grocery store (for purchase of a turkey)
* Turkey gravy
* Stuffing
* Instant mashed potatoes mix
* Cranberry sauce
* Canned yams
* Canned vegetables (corn or peas)
* Canned fruits
* Pie crust mix
* Pie filling
* Bread mixes (e.g. pumpkin, gingerbread, etc.)
* Bisquick
* Applesauce
* Bottled beverages (e.g. juice)
* Decorative Thanksgiving napkins and/or plates
* Thanksgiving Day card from your group
* Basket for items

For information about the Thanksgiving Day Basket Drive, contact Megan O'Hara at, or the Office of Student Activities in 209 HUB-Robeson Center at (814) 863-4624 or



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