Thanksgiving Baskets

We provide items for families in need throughout the El Paso area to fix Thanksgiving dinner in their homes. Many of these families are participants of some of our community ministries. Grocery items to fill Thanksgiving baskets are provided for by Sunday School departments, families, and individuals. This year, our goal is to collect 140 baskets holding enough food to feed a family of five.

The Plan

• We invite all Sunday School departments, families, and individuals to participate by setting a goal for a giving number of baskets.

• Participants inform the church office (533-1465) of the number of baskets they would like to commit to.

• The average cost for a single basket is between $40-$50.

• Gift checks may be designated to "FBC TG Basket" for however many turkeys are being provided. (Recipients are given grocery store vouchers to pick up turkeys separately from other basket items.)

Basket items may be brought to FBC on Sunday through Wednesday, November 12-15 in room F100.

Thanksgiving Basket Food List

• $20 Check for Turkey and Eggs per basket (Make check out to "FBC TG Basket")

• 5 lbs. Flour

• 4 lbs. Sugar

• 2 Dozen Corn Tortillas

• 2 Cans Corn

• 5 lbs. Potatoes

• 2 lbs. Rice

• 2 Cans Milk

• 2 Cans Tomatoes

• 2 lbs. Dried Beans

• 2 Cans Fruit

• 2 Cans Fruit

• 2 Cans Tomato Sauce


Volunteers will assemble items into baskets on Wednesday, November 15 at 6:30 p.m. (Please stay after prayer meeting to help out.)


Distribution begins at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 18.

• Volunteers are needed by 9:00 a.m. that day:

– 4-5 strong young men to carry baskets

– 5-6 volunteers to assist in the distribution

Please prayerfully consider your participation in this ministry project. God has blessed us and we now have an opportunity to bless and care for others in our community!

Dr. Edgardo Martinez

Minister of Evangelism and Missions


First Baptist Church of El Paso

805 Montana Avenue

El Paso, Texas 79902

(915) 533-1465