Students, faculty, and staff fill baskets with Thanksgiving dinner items for local families. This year our goal is 125 baskets for local families.

Build a Basket

Each basket should include a minimum of:

  • Gift Certificate for Turkey ($20-$25)
  • Stuffing (2 boxes)
  • Potatoes (2 boxes)
  • Cranberry Sauce (2 cans)
  • Canned Vegetables (2 cans)
  • Gravy (1 jar/can)
  • A sturdy basket or bag to carry all the items!

Feel free to include additional items including additional foods, linens, and decorations. (Download a printable flyer.)

Prefer to let us do the shopping?

Stop by the Office of Civic Engagement in 119 Bertrand Library to make a monetary donation.

Also, if you have extra canned goods or extra reusable shopping bags at home, we can use them, just stop by the office!

Basket Delivery

Students, faculty, and staff interested in delivering turkey baskets should contact Lynn Pierson at


The Turkey and Trimmings Basket program works with the following agencies:

Penn Commons, local Head Start programs, Union County Assistance Office, and Bucknell Buddies.

Some of our baskets from previous years!