Help us make and deliver a special Christmas dinner to homebound seniors in our community

Fredericksburg First Friday Food Ministry
It may be possible for us to think of heaven too much; it is impossible for us to think too often or too deeply about our neighbors.
--C. S. Lewis
Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.
--Charles Schulz

Give a Christmas Dinner

Help The Hill Country Needs Council and Fredericksburg Food Ministry deliver Christmas

Each year, our food ministry prepares gourmet Christmas dinners for disabled and homebound seniors living alone in Gillespie County, and the Needs Council makes the deliveries. It is our way to help bring a bit of Christmas to those who might otherwise be without a special meal and visit from someone who cares. 

The menu is traditional, the ingredients the best and freshest that we can find:

Ginger-Glazed Spiral Cut Ham
Fiery Whipped Sweet Potatoes
Fresh Baby Green Beans with Herbs
Fresh Cranberry-Orange Compote
Homemade Snowflake Dinner Rolls
Golden Polenta Poundcake with Dried Whole Cherries

For the past three years, the food ministry has been able to bear the costs of these Christmas dinners. This year, due to rising food costs, The Needs Council and Fredericksburg Food Ministry are asking the community to help with the costs of ingredients.

Look over our "shopping list" of ingredients for this year's dinners. Each Christmas dinner costs us $7.00 for ingredients and packaging. If you can help with the cost of ingredients, click on our angel on this page to make a donation that buy the ingredients for one or more meals.

A quote from a thank you letter from one of the recipients of last year’s dinners and Needs Council’s Angel Tree gifts expresses the spirit and impact of the dinners.

With hospital bills arriving from my recent knee replacement looking like part of the national debt, I had decided it best to ignore the season & just enjoy the music…but when your ‘jolly elves’ arrived bearing gifts and food, oh what a luxury! It’s hard sometimes when you reach 80 without family and many old friends living far away—to keep a happy face. Being housebound and chained to a walker is a challenge, but when I realize the support you have given me I have to feel blessed. You have made such a great difference in both my life and outlook. May God continue to bless you and the wonderful, caring work you do.

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