Our Thanksgiving Sharing Program provides entire Thanksgiving meals for families in need at Baranoff Elementary and also provides an entire meal for each member of our custodial staff. We define need as broadly as possible during the Season of Giving. It might be a temporary job loss, illness, death in the family, or other unusual situation. If there's a Baranoff family who could simply just use the help of being provided a Thanksgiving meal for their table, we make sure that we support our own first.
However, the overwhelming majority of the meals we assemble are for our Sister School in Southeast Austin, Langford Elementary. Langford and Baranoff are only 8 miles apart. You could walk that in 2-3 hours - really! And the difference in the lives of elementary students in our community and theirs is astonishing. Last year we were fortunate to provide almost 200 meals for both of our communities.
This is a great opportunity for families to help families, communities to help communities, and to help our kids learn that kids JUST LIKE THEM, need help. Community groups, neighbors, places of worship, local businesses, scout groups and more help us supplement the meals that classrooms sponsor at Baranoff Elementary.
If you would like to shop and assemble a meal this year the list of needed items is below. If you would like to sponsor a meal monetarily, we suggest $40 per meal, but any contribution is appreciated.
Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving,
Baranoff PTA Thanksgiving Sharing Chair
Thanksgiving Meal Shopping List:
Can of Cranberry Sauce
Can of Pumpkin Pie Mix
Bag/Box of Stuffing Mix
Gravy (jar or envelope packet)
Large can of sweet potatoes
Bag of marshmallows
Can of vegetables (3)
Non-perishable potatoes (instant mashed or box of scalloped)
Festive paper plates and napkins
$15 CASH for a frozen turkey
*We do not have the capacity to store turkeys and therefore ask for cash. We place a bulk order that is safely delivered on the day.