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Helping Fight Holiday Hunger

The holidays are coming up fast - but many South Plains area families may go without a Christmas meal this year. The South Plains Mall is hoping to change that with the Big Red Bucket Food Drive.

On Friday the month long food drive kicked off. 50-red buckets will be placed in various locations throughout the mall to collect canned goods for needy families. The buckets will then be distributed to families across the South Plains.

You can help fill the Red Buckets by providing any of the following boxed or canned items (no glass, please):

Traditional Holiday Dinner Items

  • Gift Certificate from a supermarket for a Turkey/Ham
  • Bisquick
  • Potatoes (boxed)
  • Gravy
  • Canned or Powdered Milk
  • Stuffing Mix
  • Yams
  • Rice or Beans
  • Canned Vegetables (peas, carrots, etc.)
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Olives or Pickles
  • Chicken Broth
  • Pumpkin Pie Filling (sweetened) & Pie Crust (ready-made)
  • Holiday Cookies
  • Aluminum Roasting Pans

Basic Food Items Needed

  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Oatmeal
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly (Grape or Strawberry)
  • Tuna
  • Cornmeal
  • Fruit Juices (Boxed/Jarred)
  • Canned Fruit
  • Jell-O or Instant Pudding
  • Muffin Mix AND muffin cups
  • Mayonnaise, Ketchup, Mustard
  • Canned Tomatoes
  • Cake Mix & Frosting

Items Needed for the Children

  • Books
  • Sticker Books
  • Crayons & Coloring Books
  • Stuffed Animals
  • Movie Theater gift certificates
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