2021 Providing the Necessary Extra

2021 Necessary Extra Campaign

Please help Inspired Hearts and Hands provide provide the “necessary extra” this holiday season for families in Allegheny and Butler counties that are most in need of our love and encouragement.  When we started our effort in 2012, we set out to make sure that no one in our community went without a holiday meal.  Since then, our mission and outreach has grown tremendously!  What started as a mere 65 food-only baskets is expected to reach more than 700 families in our local community this year.


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Holiday Meal Baskets

In-Person and Virtual Campaigns

Here’s How to Participate

We will deliver more than 1100 meal boxes this holiday season.  We are deliberate about the contents of each meal box, including all of the necessary aspects of a traditional holiday meal along with essential non-perishable meal components.  This year, we are requesting the following items:

  • Instant Potatoes
  • Boxed Desserts
  • Instant Stuffing
  • Applesauce / Cranberries
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Gravy – Jar or Packets
  • Boxed Muffins
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Peanut Butter, Nutella, and Jelly
  • Cereal / Breakfast Items / Granola Bars
  • Pasta and Sauce
  • Macaroni & Cheese, Pasta Meals
  • Canned Chicken or Tuna
  • Soup
  • $10 ALDI Gift Cards

Option 1:  Sponsor a Meal Basket Virtually

Holiday Meal Basket Virtual Sponsorship

If you would like to financially sponsor a basket(s), visit the link below.  All proceeds will be used to provide gifts and baskets that include all the elements of a traditional holiday meal.

Option 2:  Host a Neighborhood Food Drive

Signup for Neighborhood Food Drive

Please consider hosting a neighborhood, team, or other group food drive.  It’s easy.  Distribute flyers, offer a collection bin, and promote the collection.

Option 3:  Make a Food Donation

If you have some items you would like to personally donate, please visit the link below to schedule a drop off time.  Your generosity is very much appreciated.

Drop-off a Food Donation

Angel Tree Campaign

(Upcoming Campaign)

Details Coming Soon

Join us in providing needing families with a little something special for the holidays.  We are currently collecting wish lists for nearly 950 children, women, veterans, and elderly in the communities we serve, and we need your help to provide a very special holiday for those who need it most in our community.

Tags will be available virtually and through Amazon.  Stay tuned for more details.

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