Meal Items

We Care distributes over 500 meals between Thanksgiving and Christmas to families in need. 

To sign up, call our office at 269-637-4342 between October 1st and no later than November 19th for Thanksgiving and December 10th for Christmas.

To donate, please e-mail Lynn at to let us know you'll be providing a complete dinner, and how many.  Some suggestions include the following items, but whatever you like to eat at the holidays is the best policy:

  • Holiday Meat or Protein: Turkey, ham, tofu (can be frozen, canned or refrigerated).
  • Side dishes, complete with each required ingredient:
    • Green bean casserole - green beans, cream of mushroom soup, milk, fried onions.
    • Mashed Potatoes - potatoes, milk, butter, salt.
    • Rolls
    • Dressing/stuffing
    • Mac and cheese (ready to serve or boxed with needed add-ins)
    • Vegetables (fresh / frozen / canned)
    • Fresh Cranberries (include bag of sugar) -or- canned cranberry sauce
    • Canned gravy or gravy packets (with needed add-ins)
  • Dessert:
    • Cookies, cake or pie
    • Cool Whip or Whipped Cream
    • Candy
  • OPTIONAL: Place all items in a re-useable container, such as a Rubbermaid tote, laundry basket or crate.

Again, these are suggestions.  For more ideas, please let our staff know and they can help.

NOTE: Due to the Corona Virus, we ask that you not include any hand or home made items.  Please use only store bought, prepacked items.  Thank you for your understanding.

Gift Suggestions

To purchase through Amazon, click here: Christmas Hope Gifts
  • Dolls
  • Hair accessories
  • Combs or Brushes
  • Bath sets
  • Hygiene products
  • Fun school supplies
  • Purses
  • LEGO
  • Gift cards for $10 to any local restaurant, store or activity
  • Activity books, crayons, colored pencils
  • Sports balls
  • College apparel
  • Nerf Gear
  • Art supplies
  • Head phones or ear buds
  • Other items as appropriate for ages 0 - 16, boys and girls

  • Wrapping paper
  • Stockings
  • Stocking stuffers
  • Candy or treats
  • Hat, mitten, scarf sets - boys and girls


Whether you're looking to donate or receive assistance this holiday season, we welcome your phone call.  Or stop by and talk to us personally.  Happy Holidays!

Our Office Location

06321 Blue Star Hwy.
South Haven, MI 49090

218 Walnut St.
Bangor, MI 49013
Contact Information

269-637-4342 - South Haven office
269-427-9581 - Bangor Office
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