Thanksgiving Baskets

The Forestville community comes together each year to create Thanksgiving baskets with food for families in need. Many of the families are at our sister school, Dranesville Elementary; a few are here at Forestville. This year, the need for help is much higher than it has ever been before with a request for 140 baskets. We encourage families, Girl and Boy Scout troops, HOAs and sports teams to consider getting together to create a care package for another family like yours.

2023 Thanksgiving Packages – Checklist

Here is the list of items to collect for each Thanksgiving Donation Drive (see pic
of items below).
– 1 canned corn
– 1 canned green beans
– 2 canned fruit (peaches, bears, etc.)
– 5 boxes of Mac & Cheese
– 2 boxes of Cornbread Mix – 15 ounces
– 2 boxes of Turkey Stuffing Mix – 6 ounces
– 2 pouches of Brown Gravy Mix – .87 ounces
– 1 bottle of cooking oil – 48 ounces
– 2 bags of White Rice – 28 ounces
– 2 bags of Mashed Potato Mix – 8 ounces
– 1 $25 Giant Gift Card

Drop Off

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH – 1PM TO 4PM at Dranesville Elementary School (1515 Powells Tavern Place, Herndon, VA 20170). Please enter the bus loop from Powells Terrace and drive straight back to the loading dock; signs will direct you to the loading area at the back of the school.

If you are unable to make this drop-off time for any reason, please contact
Laura or Barbara to make alternative arrangements.


Please feel free to contact either Barbara Hamidi (
or Laura Karnas (

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