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Sun, Nov 19


Freedom Middle School Cafeteria

Ray of Light Thanksgiving Holiday Basket Drive

Help the Ray of Light Foundation, provide families experiencing economic hardship with a bountiful meal this holiday season. Form a team at your school, office or start a family tradition.

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Ray of Light Thanksgiving Holiday Basket Drive
Ray of Light Thanksgiving Holiday Basket Drive

Time & Location

Nov 19, 2023, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Freedom Middle School Cafeteria , 1000 Excellence Way Franklin, Tn 37064


About the event

Ray of Light Foundation Thanksgiving Food Basket Drive

The first annual Ray of Light collecting and distributing Thanksgiving food baskets, this season will take place on Sunday November 19, 2023

According to Feeding America, 6.2% (13,200) of people in Williamson County are food insecure, while 12% (7,100) of children in Williamson County are food insecure, as of 2017. Approximately 65% are ineligible for government assistance because they reside above 185% of the poverty level. Who rely on Food Pantry donation to feed themselves or feeding their family members.

That’s why Ray of Light Foundation urgently hopes for a generous response to its Thanksgiving Food Basket Drive. Our goal is to provide Thanksgiving dinner fixings for at least 150 people or families and to donate baskets to local nonprofits that are committed to helping families in need.

“It’s one way we can make sure no one goes hungry for the holiday season.”

“The Thanksgiving Food Basket program is more important than ever, as 2020-2023 has been a challenging year for our community.”

Also, some people or families might be too humble to ask for help. If you would like to nominate a person or family in need. Please contact or email us to arrange a day and time to drop off thier Thanksgiving Basket.  

Please RSVP for the event if you will be attending to help. Also, signup on the signup genuis to tell us what you will be donating for the baskets. Thank you

Sunday, November 19, 2023

12:00pm-2:00pm Assemble Baskets at FMS Cafetiria 1000 Excellence Way Franklin, Tn 37064

2:00pm-4:00pm Handout and Deliver Baskets 200 Spring Street Franklin, Tn 37064

Here’s the shopping list for a family-sized basket for Thanksgiving 

o 4 cans vegetables (such as green beans, corn, mixed vegetables)

o 2 cans fruit (such as peaches, pineapple, fruit cocktail)

o 2 cans cranberry sauce

o 2 cans gravy

o 2 cans or cartons chicken broth

o 2 boxes cornbread mix

o 2 boxes mac ’n’ cheese

o 1 box mashed potatoes

o 1 box stuffing mix

o 1 graham cracker pie crust

o 1 can pie filling

o Rolls or Biscuits

o Paper Goods

o $25 Groucery Card to purchase a Turkey or Ham

* If you would like to volunteer to distribut or assemble the baskets. Please contact Blandina at 615-517-0318


Baskets and Donations will benefit the Well and Chickasaw Senior Center in Franklin

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