Thanksgiving Drive

Thanksgiving is meant for food, celebration, and laughter. Help Rise make sure all families in our community enjoy the holiday they deserve. Please donate food or money to help make this possible. Our drive runs from 10/1 to 11/24. Contact Rise directly if you’d like to start a food drive in your office.

Getting your food drive started is easy.

  • Choose your start and end dates for your food drive. We recommend at least two weeks.
  • Set up a sturdy collection bin.
  • Spread the word to your neighbor! Encourage others to participate by handing out bags to fill with food and return to the collection bin.
  • Host a “Thanksgiving Food Drive”

Continue your support after the food drive!

Start an online fundraiser and encourage those who can’t donate food to make a monetary donation instead.

Each $1 raised = 5 meals.

Food store gift cards and checks can be mailed to Rise, P.O. Box 88, Hightstown, NJ 08520.

Have Questions? We’re happy to help!

Email us at and a Rise staff member will get back to you within 48 hours.

List of Suggested Food Donations

Click aquí for a printable list (Flyer)

Turkey, Stuffing, Instant Mashed Potatoes, Vegetables, (Potatoes, Yams, Onions, Squash, Carrots), Gravy, Cranberry Sauce, Rice, Corn Muffin Mix, Jell-O or Pudding Mix, Pasta, Cereal/Oatmeal, Pasta Sauce, Canned Fish (Tuna/Salmon), Dry or Canned Beans, Canned Soup, Chicken or Turkey Broth, Canned or Dried Fruit, Nuts, Personal Care Items, Baby and Children’s items welcome.

Gift Cards and Monetary Donations are greatly appreciated.

Rise is a Section 501(c)(3) charitable organization, EIN 22-2405087. All donations are deemed tax-deductible absent any limitations on deductibility applicable to a particular taxpayer. No goods or services were provided in exchange for your contribution.

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Donate Food

Donations of perishable and non-perishable food items, personal care, baby supplies, and pet food can be SAFELY dropped off.

All donations are gladly accepted at:

Rise Pantry

133 Broad Street – Hightstown, NJ 08520. Call 609-443-4464 for drop off schedule

Rise Thrift Store (Tienda de segunda mano Rise)

114 Rogers Avenue – Hightstown, NJ 08520. Mon.-Sat. 10 am to 7 pm – Sun. 10 am to 4 pm.

Please do not leave items when we are closed. Contact us for donations outside of our normal hours or to arrange for a drop-off or pickup of large donations.

219 Franklin Street Hightstown, NJ 08520
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