Each year at this time, Yes We CAN! Food Drives collects donated turkeys so those in our community who are less fortunate can share in the traditions of Thanksgiving.

This year is different. Instead, we are collecting Thanksgiving “fixings” for the patrons of the food pantries of Arm In Arm, located in Trenton and Princeton. Turkeys will be available from other outlets.

Our volunteers will be collecting such items as stuffing mix, canned sweet potatoes, canned green beans and/or corn, cream of chicken soup, packaged dry gravy mix, canned pumpkin or pumpkin pie filling, and poultry seasoning/ground cinnamon.

Arm In Arm asks that no cranberry sauce be donated as they receive several pallets from the food bank.

Your food donation should be brought to the West Windsor Farmers’ Market on Saturday, Nov. 17, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., and deposited at the Yes We CAN! tent.

The farmers’ market is located on Vaughn Drive, off Alexander Road, on the way to the Princeton Junction train station.

Thank you for partnering with Arm In Arm to help neighbors in need this Thanksgiving.

— Fran Engler
Engler is a West Windsor resident and publicity chair of Yes We CAN! Food Drives.