November 6, 2019

Yes We CAN! Food Drives Collecting for Thanksgiving

To the Editor:

Each year, Yes We CAN! Food Drives collects food items on behalf of Arm In Arm so that everyone in our community, regardless of means, can share in the traditions of Thanksgiving.

Because turkeys will be available from other outlets, we are again collecting Thanksgiving “fixings” for the patrons of the three food pantries operated by Arm In Arm, a nonprofit organization in Trenton and Princeton.

Our volunteers will be collecting such items as stuffing mix, canned sweet potatoes or yams, canned green beans, canned corn, cream of chicken soup, packaged gravy mix, canned pumpkin pie filling, and poultry seasoning/ground cinnamon.  No cranberry sauce needs to be collected as several pallets are available from the food bank.

For your convenience, Yes We CAN! Food Drives will be collecting the fixings at two locations. On Saturday, November 9, we will be in West Windsor at McCaffrey’s on Princeton-Hightstown Road, from 10 a.m to 2:30 p.m.

If you’d rather make a cash donation, we will happily shop for you.

On Saturday, November 23, we will be at the West Windsor Farmers’ Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. You can drop off your fixings at our Yes We CAN! tent. The market is located on Vaughn Drive, off Alexander Road, on the way to the Princeton Junction train station.  By the way, this is the last Saturday the farmers’ market will be open at that location until next spring.

We deeply appreciate your partnering with Arm In Arm and Yes We CAN! Food Drives to help neighbors in need this Thanksgiving.  As always, we are deeply grateful.

Fran Engler
Publicity Chair, Yes We CAN! Food Drives
Tuscany Drive, West Windsor