Together, we can make a difference in the lives of our neighbors.

In 2020, the inaugural Kindsgiving distributed 75 meals to those alone for Thanksgiving due to the pandemic and raised over $7,000 for local food pantries. This year, as needs have changed, Kindsgiving 2021 is focused on collecting holiday food items for local food pantries as well as purchasing supermarket gift cards that those in need can use to purchase anything additional they need for their holiday meal.
Here’s how you can help:

PURCHASE any of the food items listed below and bring them to the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA, 1340 Martine Avenue in Scotch Plains. A supermarket cart will be inside the Y’s lobby for collection. The food items will then be sorted and delivered to the following: Immaculate Heart of Mary Food Bank, Fanwood Presbyterian Church Food Bank and the Emmanuel Cancer Society Food Bank. We are collecting items through Monday, November 22, 2021.

Boxed Mashed Potatoes
Cranberry Sauce
Foil Pans (for turkey)
Canned Pumpkin
Canned Soup
Boxed Jiffy Corn Bread Mix
Boxed Stuffing
Canned Yams
Ready-Made Pie Crust
Boxed Cereal
Canned Evaporated Milk
Gravy (can or jar)
Canned Vegetables
Pumpkin or Apple Pie Filling (canned)
Boxed Juices
Broth (canned or boxed)
Boxed Macaroni & Cheese

funds to be used toward a supermarket gift card. Any amount large or small will help your neighbors this holiday season. These gift cards will be distributed to local food pantries so that individuals and families can purchase whatever extra items they need for the holiday season and beyond. Click on the DONATE button below to be brought to our donation landing page.


VOLUNTEER to help sort the donations in the days leading up to Thanksgiving and drop them off at the local food pantries. If you are interested in volunteering, please click the VOLUNTEER button below and fill out our form with your information. We will be in touch soon with more information.


The goal of Kindsgiving is to unite our community for the good of the individuals who live here. When we work together and help one another, we make our neighborhoods better for all who call them home. The Kindsgiving Committee keeps kindness, compassion and unity at the forefront of all that we do. Happy Thanksgiving to all our neighbors and friends!

For more information on Kindsgiving, please contact Andrea Ganzman at