Want to help others this Holiday Season? Go Blue! 

Thanksgiving and the Holiday Season are naturally a time of giving, and our Blue Bags food drive is a great way to share your blessings with our less fortunate neighbors. Just one filled Blue Bag helps feed a family for an entire week. 


Now through Nov. 24, help spread joy and hope by returning filled Blue Bags for families in need through participating Love Pantry schools and our Family & Emergency Services food pantries.

  • Reserve and pick up some empty Blue Bags now at any of our three locations. Fill out the short form below to let us know you're going blue! 

  • Distribute empty Blue Bags at your church, workplace, or give them to family and friends.

  • Fill the Blue Bags with nonperishable food items and return them to us. Or, use your own bags, that's okay, too!

Consider adding gift cards to your Blue Bag from local grocery stores, in small amounts ($10-$20 each), that can be used to buy meat and dairy products.

A donation of $5.00 is suggested to help offset the cost of each Blue Bag.

Suggested Holiday Food List: 

  • 1 can sweet potatoes/yams

  • 1 canned ham or 2 canned meats (ex.: beef stew or chili)

  • 2 cans of fruit

  • 1 cranberry sauce

  • 4 cans vegetables (green beans, peas or corn)

  • 2 pkg. macaroni & cheese

  • 1 box instant mashed potatoes

  • 2 pkg. gravy mix

  • 1 bag or box of stuffing mix

  • 1 lb. bag or box of rice

  • 1 box of powdered milk

  • Grocery store gift cards for meat and dairy products, in small amounts ($10-$20 ea.)

Drop off filled Blue Bags or your own canvas bags now through Nov. 24th for us to distribute to less fortunate families in time for Thanksgiving!


Each bag includes a suggested grocery list! Don’t have Blue Bags? That’s okay, fill your own bags for those in need. Refer to the Suggested Food List on this page. 

The second phase of Blue Bags will run through December for Christmas & the Holidays! 

Another big need this season is Men's Clothing: 

If you have lightly used men’s blue jeans, shoes, belts, and pants, consider collecting and donating those items with or in place of nonperishable food.

Submit the request form below or send an email to and tell us your name, phone number, church or organization name, and how many empty bags you want to get from us. We'll get back to you to confirm which of our locations and a date you can pick up your empty Blue Bags to fill. Thank you! 

Pick-up Hours (downtown Orlando location):

M-F 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

To reserve your Blue Bags by email:

The Christian Service Center for Central Florida is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to combating hunger and preventing homelessness in our community. Federal Tax ID 59-1353031.
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