Helping Feed Families Through the Season

The holiday season is approaching, along with ACO’s plans to offer a special distribution of holiday foods to those in need. Last year, because of your generosity, we assembled 1,100 bags for distribution in November and December, and we anticipate the need for at least that many bags this year. The 2018 holiday food drive list is below, with minor changes from last year. We will be collecting holiday food items through November 13. Also, the culinary students from Collin College are creating a recipe booklet utilizing these food items, and it will be provided with every bag.
In addition to food, $15 grocery store gift cards help households purchase a protein and/or perishable items for a meal. Donations can be delivered to ACO (please contact our office on gift card donations), and beginning mid-October, food will also be accepted curbside by our ReSale Store receivers Monday through Saturday.
Of course, we also welcome food donations of all kinds as we work to help people avoid hunger year-round. Here you can find those items most needed for pantry shelves right now.
Thank you for every item you will share and every drive you will hold to benefit our neighbors who need food. If you have any questions or need assistance planning a food drive, please reach out to Julie Macpherson at

2018 Holidays Food List:

$15 Grocery Gift Cards

Flour or Bisquick


Pie Crust Mix

Corn Meal / Corn Muffin Mix

JELL-O and Pudding Mixes

Instant Mashed Potatoes

Canned Gravy or Gravy Packets

Creamed Soup

Cranberry Sauce

Canned Yams

Canned Mixed Vegetables

Canned Corn

Canned Peas

Canned Carrots

Canned Potatoes

Canned Fruit

Canned Pumpkin

Canned Evaporated Milk

Drop Off Donations to ACO by November 13

801 E Main Street

Allen TX 75002

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