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Basket Countdown

As of 11-16-20, there have been 179 holiday baskets donated of the 350 that we would like to provide this Thanksgiving and Christmas season! NOTE: we are especially in need of hams and turkeys to go with the baskets. Please help us reach 350!

Donate a Holiday Basket Online.

Holiday Basket Flyer

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Holiday Basket Distribution

Thanksgiving Meals
  • Monday, November 23, 2020 - 9 am to 2 pm
  • Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - Noon to 5 pm
  • Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 9 am to 2 pm
Christmas Meals
  • Monday, December 21, 2020 - 9 am to 2 pm
  • Tuesday, December 22, 2020 - Noon to 5 pm
  • Wednesday, December 23, 2020 - 9 am to 2 pm

Know a Boone County family in need of a holiday  basket? If so, those in need may stop by The Caring Center during the times listed above to pick up a basket. Bring your ID. (If there are questions, please contact The Caring Center at 765-482-2020.)

Holiday Baskets 2020


TurkeyEach holiday season (Thanksgiving and Christmas) The Caring Center provides complete holiday dinners for families in need.

We would like to fund 350 baskets this year.

Can you help with a donation for a holiday basket or make your own with the items listed below?

Monetary Donations

Each basket is $50, and we would be grateful for whatever amount that you can donate!

Donate Online for Holiday Baskets

Make Your Own

You can help by providing a grocery bag filled with some or all of the following food items and drop them off at The Caring Center or non-perishable items may be dropped off at any of our drop off locatons.

Canned Items:

  • Chicken Broth
  • Corn
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Evaporated Milk
  • Fruit
  • Green Beans
  • Pumpkin Pie Filling or Plain Pumpkin
  • Yams or Sweet Potatoes

Packaged Items:

  • Butter/Margarine
  • Cake Mixes
  • Egg Noodles
  • Jell-O
  • Potatoes
  • Pudding Mix
  • Sugar
  • Stuffing

Meat:

  • Turkey, Ham or Whole Chickens

Distribution Volunteers

• Thanksgiving Help •

We are in need of volunteers who can lift and carry 10 - 20lbs to help load food baskets in cars when being picked up the week of Thanksgiving (Monday-Wednesday, November 23-25, 2020).

Sign up to help distribute Thanksgiving baskets.
• Christmas Help •

We are in need of volunteers who can lift and carry 10 - 20lbs to help load food baskets in cars when being picked up the week before Christmas (Monday-Wednesday, December 21-23, 2020).

Sign up to help distribute Christmas baskets.

About Us

The Caring Center is a multi-program, not-for-profit organization in Boone County, Indiana, serving hundreds of needy families and thousands of individuals annually through the dedication of scores of volunteers.

Classic Reruns

620 Indianapolis Avenue
Lebanon, IN 46052

765.894.6772 (Classic Reruns)

Hours:

  • Monday - Friday - 11 am to 6 pm
    • NOTE: closed on second Monday of each month for deep cleaning and reorganizing
  • Saturday 11 am to 3 pm

The Caring Center

1230 Ransdell Court
Lebanon, IN 46052

Hours:

  • Monday & Wednesday - 8 am to 2 pm
  • Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday - 11 am to 5 pm
    • Note: closed on 3rd Tuesday of each month for Senior Mobile Food Pantry
    • Note: closed 4th Thursday of each month for reorganization
  • First Saturday of each month - 9 am to Noon

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