Thanksgiving FAQs2022-09-09T12:07:19-04:00

Thanksgiving
Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Where can I find the Thanksgiving Food Wish List?
    You can find the wish list on our website by clicking here. We also have a downloadable flyer. If you would like the list sent directly to anyone, please reach out to thanksgiving@lighthousemi.org.
  2. What are the Drop-Off days and times?
    Drop off dates are every Monday (9:00AM – 5:00PM), Wednesday, and Friday (9:00AM – 12:30PM) from October 10th – November 11th. You MUST schedule a drop-off time with our team. Please fill out the Google Form here or email us at thanksgiving@lighthousemi.org.
  3. Where will Drop-Offs be this year?
    This year, we will be collecting food items at a new location in Pontiac.
    1636 Perry St., Pontiac, MI
  4. Are there any specific requirements for drop-offs?
    Schedule: Please make sure to schedule your drop-off via the Google Form or by reaching out to thanksgiving@lighthousemi.org.
    Packing of Donated Items: You can bring food items in bags, boxes, or other containers.
    Drop-Off Instructions: When you arrive at the strip mall location, please drive to the right side of the building and drive around back. There will be a sign saying ‘Do Not Enter,’ but you can ignore this! Turn left and drive down until you see the Lighthouse sign at the garage door. We will bring all donations in here.
  5. What is the maximum number of people that can be in attendance at a drop-off?
    Please work with our team on this while scheduling your drop-off.  If it will be a large donation, we encourage you to bring your own volunteers to help. If you cannot bring volunteers, staff and on-site volunteers will bring in your donated food.
  6. Are volunteers needed to help sort donations?
    Yes! Volunteers are needed to help sort and pack the donated food items. You can view available volunteer opportunities and easily register online by clicking here.
  7. Where will volunteers be sorting and packing?
    We will be sorting and packing all donations at our Holiday Location:
    1636 Perry St., Pontiac, MI
  8. Is there an age limit for volunteers?
    All volunteers must be at least 12 years of age.
  9. How many volunteers are needed per shift?
    We can take up to eight volunteers per shift.
  10. How do I schedule a group to volunteer?
    Please contact our Volunteer & Special Projects Coordinator, Gabrielle Fagan, at gfagan@lighthousemi.org.
  11. Do you have an Amazon Wish List so I can host a virtual food drive?
    Yes! You can purchase items on Amazon and they will ship directly to our office. Click here for the Amazon Wish List.
  12. Are there other ways to get involved this Thanksgiving?
    Yes! In addition to donating food items or volunteering, you can also make a donation or donate gift cards for grocery stores, such as Meijer or Kroger.