Gratitude. Groceries. Reunion.

News | November 8, 2018

On Thanksgiving Eve, Nov. 21, 7 p.m., come and give thanks, reunite with friends from near and far, and bring a bag of nonperishable food items and toiletries to help fill the shelves at the Friendly House Food Pantry (food can also be brought the weekend of Nov. 24-25).

The annual children’s grocery cart procession will happen, too. This delightful tradition gives children a chance to push food carts loaded with our food offerings for the Friendly House food pantry. Kids are invited to arrive with their child-sized grocery carts by 6:45 p.m. at the Info Center.

The Friendly House food pantry is open to Davenport residents living west of Harrison Street, south of Kimberly Road to 8th Street and east of Division Street. The pantry is open Monday through Friday 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

What’s needed? Soups, mac & cheese, canned meat (chicken & tuna), cereal, peanut butter, jelly, toilet paper, bar soap, laundry soap, feminine hygiene products. Please note: Expired items will be accepted and donated to River Bend Foodbank.

To help sort the collection at 12:45 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 25, sign up at This fun, 60-minute, all-ages service project is for all abilities.

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