Live with Purpose-November Casserole Challenge

This Thanksgiving season, help feed Baltimore families with your favorite casserole recipes!

Drop off Date is Tuesday, December 1st (the Tuesday after Thanksgiving)

Drop off locations include Krieger Schechter Day School, Beth El Congregation, Owings Mills JCC, and Park Heights JCC.

Drop off times are listed below. All drop offs are outside and JVC volunteers will be masked.

Who are we helping? Last year we collected close to 400 casseroles and we are hoping to make an even bigger impact this year. Recipients include a variety of local organizations that support families and individuals in need. Recipients include multiple service partners in Baltimore who help those facing food insecurity.


  •       Disposable casserole tin (usually 12 x 10 inches)
  •       Ingredients for your favorite casserole dish
  •       Label

The COVID-19 pandemic represents a particularly high risk for people who are already experiencing food and housing insecurity, as they are more likely to lack access to medical care and experience complications. For that reason, we require all volunteers to take extra precautions in preparing these meals. Please wash your hands and clean all surfaces before preparing the meals and volunteers should wear gloves and cloth masks while preparing the meals.

  1. Make your favorite casserole/meal in the casserole tin.
  2. Place a label on the cover of the casserole with an explanation of what you made and any key ingredients or common allergens.
  3. Freeze casseroles or make sure they are freshly delivered.

Learn more about the issue of hunger and food insecurity and use discussion questions with your family/group!
Family Conversation Guide
Adult & Teen Conversation Guide

Looking for recipe ideas? Click here.

Want to Participate? Register Today!

  • Casserole tins can be picked up at the Park Heights JCC, after coordination with staff. Please allow up to 3 business days for us to process requests and prepare materials. Alternate arrangements can be made as needed.
LWP Casserole Challenge
Starting in November, volunteers are welcome to pick up casserole tins from JVC if they would like. Pick up hours include Mondays 8:30-11am, Tuesdays 12:30-3:30pm, and Thursdays 3-6pm. Please pull up to the main entrance of the Park Heights JCC and call 410-843-7476. A JVC team member will meet you at your car. These are our only pick up times—any other arrangements need to be made in advance with JVC staff. Tins cannot be left at the front desk.
Where would you like to drop off your casserole(s) on Tuesday, November 30? *
I would like to volunteer to deliver casseroles from the collection sites to local nonprofits and schools. Please contact me.

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