Thanksgiving: From Family to Family

Traditions like preparing a home-cooked Thanksgiving meal with family promote confidence, stability and hope during difficult times. As our community faces unprecedented times, it is more important than ever that together we help local families celebrate Thanksgiving in their homes.

Since the program began in 1996, Aurora Family Service, its volunteers and generous donors like you have provided over 70,000 deserving families with ingredients to prepare a Thanksgiving meal in their homes. For the health and safety of our community, Family to Family Thanksgiving will look a little different this year but the impact remains the same. Families will receive vouchers to shop for Thanksgiving ingredients at their local Pick ‘n Save or Metro Market store.

Every gift of $35 helps another family in need enjoy a Thanksgiving meal. With your help, Aurora Family Service will continue its tradition of providing a Thanksgiving meal to 3,100 local families.

You can also give together with your colleagues or become a sponsor

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Katsandonis at

for placement only

"I was so grateful for this meal, I wasn't sure what we were going to do. I felt happy that I could cook something for my family," Brittney shared. 

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Messages of gratitude from families you helped last year

- "This dinner has been a real blessing for me and my family. This gives us hope for better days ahead. Thanks for bringing joy back to our family!" -Karl

- "At Thanksgivingtime, it should always be about food and family. This food has helped me and my family to sit, laugh, talk and eat. Thank you so much!"


- "The dinner I received gave my family hope. As a single mother of four and the rising cost of food, it allowed my family to enjoy a hearty and nutritional meal on Thanksgiving." -Carson family

Thank you to our generous sponsors! 

Presenting Sponsor

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Community Leader

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Quarles and Brady

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