Thanksgiving Basket Ministry

The McKinley Church & Foundation in partnership with Garden Hills Elementary School will provide Thanksgiving baskets for families who are food insecure throughout Champaign and Urbana.

Due to COVID-19 precautions, we are not able to accept purchased items for the baskets as we have done in the past. Instead, please consider making a donation of any amount to the McKinley Foundation. As a guide, $20 will provide a turkey and $50 will provide an entire basket for one family.

Know anyone who could use a basket? Contact Paula Hancock to suggest recipients who might benefit from this program.

Important Dates
  • Friday, Nov. 20: Receipt of donations
  • Tuesday, Nov. 24: Assembly and distribution
Volunteers at last year’s Thanksgiving basket assembly


  • To pay by credit card, fill out the form below. Donating through the website requires using PayPal or a debit or credit card.
  • To pay by check, make checks payable to the McKinley Foundation and write “Thanksgiving Baskets” on the memo line. Mail to 809 S. 5th St., Champaign, IL 61820.

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