Compassionate Feast

The Old Town Commercial Association (OTCA) is now preparing for Compassionate Feast, a program dedicated to providing families in need with all of the ingredients necessary to make a complete Thanksgiving dinner and happy memories of their own. Compassionate Feast will take place on Monday, November 21 at the Red Cedar Friends Quaker Meeting House, located at 1400 Turner Street.  

Last year Compassionate Feast was able to provide double the number of families from previous years under the federal poverty line with all the Thanksgiving fixings they need to make a traditional feast in their own home. The program is now in its eleventh year and we need your help.

OTCA is currently in the process of raising money to buy groceries for the baskets. Because the space and manpower needed to complete the project are generously donated, every single penny raised goes toward buying food for the families. Compassionate Feast is a community event, and would not be possible without the charitable donations given every year from local businesses and community members. 

Spartan Toyota of Lansing and local football hero TJ Duckett have once again generously agreed to match every donation of $35 (the amount it costs to feed one family) with the turkey to go with each meal. Every donation, small and large, helps to feed a local family for the holiday. The OTCA will be taking donations up to the event on November 21.  

If you would like more information about Compassionate Feast, or would like to make a contribution to the program, send donations to the Old Town Commercial Association at 1232 Turner Street, Lansing, MI 48906, or contact the OTCA office at 517-485-4283. Please be sure to include “Compassionate Feast” in the memo.

Needed Ingredients for Compassionate Feast:

Turkey pan, oven roasting bag, croutons, salt, pepper, chicken broth, onion, celery, potatoes, butter, milk, corn starch, sweet potatoes, brown sugar, butter, marshmallows, large box of Jell-O, green beans, cream of mushroom soup, French fried onions, canned cranberries, rolls, pumpkin, allspice, brown sugar, evaporated milk, pie crust, eggs, Cool Whip, coffee, sugar, milk