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A Very Merry (Drive Through) Dinner

What We Do

Throughout the School Year

We distribute more than 60,000 Birdie Bags filled with meals and snacks for area children in need.

During the Holidays

A Very Merry Dinner provides a holiday meal and gifts for food-insecure children in four local school districts, which families can pick up in a convenient drive-through and enjoy together during the holidays.

The Impact of Your Donation

Families Were Served Christmas Dinner in 2022
School Districts Received Food & Gifts for the Holidays in 2022
Children Took Home Gifts in 2022

How You Can Help

How far does your support go? We are grateful for donations of any amount. The numbers below illustrate just how much your support helps area children and their families – during the holiday season – and all year around.


Santa’s Helper Sponsor


St. Nick Sponsor


 And to All A Good Bite Sponsor


Santa’s Workshop Sponsor


Gingerbread Sponsor


 Stocking Stuffer Sponsor 


Santa’s Sleigh Sponsor


 Rocking around the Christmas Tree


We also welcome volunteers who want donate their time and talent to help us reduce food insecurity. You can help in several ways:


Every December, our volunteers wrap presents for children in need. Want to help? Volunteer for our Wrap-A-Thon. 

Birdie Bags

All year around, we welcome volunteers, including groups to help assemble Birdie Bags of food and other items for area school children.


Have you been nominated by your school district to participate? Sign in here to complete your wish list.

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Fulfill a Christmas Wish

We invite you to sponsor or support A Very Merry Dinner so we can continue to reach more local families. Click below to fulfill a Christmas wish this year!