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Chocolate MINT Foundation

Desoto Gives Thanks- Thanksgiving Distribution

Nothing brings people together and remind us all to be thankful like Thanksgiving!

Each year The Chocolate MINT Foundation and Desoto Food Pantry's Holiday Food Initative, Desoto Gives Thanks, provides turkeys, and box of groceries for families to take home and prepare a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Desoto Gives Thanks has provided over 15,000 meals to families and churches in the community-we could not do this without our wonderful and dedicated partners and volunteers. The COVID-19 pandemic impacted several of our neighbors rendering them jobless and food insecurities.   Help us help our neighbors in need.  Sign up to Volunteer!  

Here are some of the ways you can give back during Desoto Gives Thanks distribution:

  • Offload items from truck, stage items in warehouse, assemble boxes.
  • Sort and bag produce, prep boxes.
  • Distribute boxes to the homebound elderly.
  • Set up Carline, stage items for drive-thru distribution.
  • Distribute items to families through touchless drive-thru distribution

SAFETY FIRST:

In order to protect our volunteers, staff, and meal recipients during, we will be following all COVID-19 safety guidelines like maintianing social distance, wearing appropriate face covering,  and washing their hands.  In order to limit the spead of COVID-19, any individuals who are running a fever, are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or who have had close contact with somoenoe who has or is believed to have COVID-19 will be prohibited from volunteering.  

 

Created by:   Felicia Frazier
 

Date (mm/dd/yyyy CST) Location Available Slot
11/17/2021
(Wed. 10:00am - 8:00pm)
Desoto Multipurpose Center( Facility located on the back side of the 9th grade center

Wednesday 10:00am-2:00pm (10)

Off load items from truck, stage items in warehouse, assemble boxes, separate and bag produce

 

Wednesday 2:00pm- 5:00pm (15)

Off load items from truck, stage items in warehouse, assemble boxes, separate and bag produce

 

Wednesday 5:00pm-8:00pm (15)

Off load items from truck, stage items in warehouse, assemble boxes, separate and bag produce

 
11/18/2021
(Thu. 8:00am - 8:00pm)
Desoto Multipurpose Center ( Facility located on the back side of the 9th grade center)

Thursday 8:00am 12:00pm (20)

off load items from truck, stage items in warehouse, assemble boxes, Separate and bag produce, prep boxes

 

Thursday 12:00pm- 4:00pm (20)

off load items from truck, stage items in warehouse, assemble boxes, separate and bag produce, prep boxes

 

Thursday 4:00pm- 8:00pm (20)

Off load items from truck, stage items in warehouse, assemble boxes, separate and bag produce

 
11/19/2021
(Fri. 8:00am - 8:00pm)
Desoto Multipurpose Center ( Facility located on the back side of the 9th grade center)

Friday 8:00am- 12:00pm (10)

off load remaining items from truck, stage items inwarehouse, assemble boxes, separate and bag produce, prep boxes, prepare boxes, distribute boxes to homebound and off site locations

 

Friday 12:00pm 4:00pm (10)

off load remaining items from truck, stage items in warehouse, Separate and bag produce, prep boxes

 

Friday 4:00pm through 8:00pm (10)

off load remaining items from truck, stage items in warehouse, separate and bag produce, prep boxes, prepare boxes, distribute items to homebound residents and offsite locations

 
11/20/2021
(Sat. 6:30am - 3:00pm)
Desoto Multipurpose Center ( Facility located on the back side of the 9th grade center)

Saturday 6:30am - 2:30pm (30)

Set up carline, stage items for distribution, distribute items to families,

 

Saturday 7:30am 12:30pm (10)

Check in registered families, line control

 

Saturday 8:00am -1:00pm (20)

Distribute food boxes to families

 
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