Our Outreach Department has connected with the management of many of the apartment complexes around us here in North Stockton asking them to allow us to connect with the needy families in their complex. You would be surprised how many of those residents are so financially stretched that they will not be able to provide a Thanksgiving Meal. The “Thanksgiving to Go Boxes” is a program where we ask families at Quail to supply the makings of a Thanksgiving meal for a typical family of four.

We will give you the ingredients list and ask you to take a box, fill it with the ingredients and a $20 check made out to Q.L.B.C. to purchase a turkey.  Early in the month of November we ask that you bring that “Thanksgiving to Go Box” back to the church and then on November 23rd the Outreach Commission will put on a “Thanksgiving to Go” reception where the recipient family can come, pick up the box and meet some Quail folks. In addition to the food that the Quail members supply, the boxes will contain gospel material and invitations to our upcoming holiday events. If you would like to help at the “Thanksgiving to Go” reception on the 23rd please call Grant Hawes.

Our target is to supply 400 needy families right in our nearby area with this example of Jesus’ love in action.  I hope that you will be a part of the action! It will be as simple as taking a box home, shopping for the items on the list, and bringing the full box back to church on November 3, 10 or 17.

This is a great family project and to take a further step you may want to help distribute the boxes to the families who come to the “Thanksgiving to Go” reception.  For more information about that, call Outreach Director Grant Hawes at the church office, 951-7380.

I hope that you will be a part of this outreach.

His and yours,

Pastor Marc Maffucci