The City’s Youth and Family Services partners with organizations such as the American Center for Physics staff, American Legion Auxiliary Post 217, North College Park Post Office staff, University of Maryland Terp Toy Drive, Friends Community School, Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Department, City of College Park employees and individual residents to adopt-a-family in need for the holiday season. This includes providing and distributing meals during Thanksgiving and the winter holidays, toys and clothes for children, and other items to make the holidays a little bit brighter for our local families in need.
For over twenty years, the Friends Community School, fills and decorates Thanksgiving food baskets to donate to College Park families in need. As part of the long-standing tradition, each class fills and designs a basket to be given. Each basket contains a turkey, sides, salad, dessert, bread and more.
The City's Youth, Family and Senior Services identifies and distributes the baskets to local families in need.