Baskets of Love


C.I.A.C.O. members, families and friends gather to assemble "Baskets of Love" - crates with food for people in need.

Every November, CIACO members, their families and friends gather at the ReNu in Glendale Heights to assemble 600 crates, containing approximately 50 pounds of food, including a turkey. Funds and food items are donated by personal and corporate sponsors. Local churches, shelters and other charities reserve crates they require to be delivered to families in need.


Basket of Love - a crate with food, each weighing over 50 lbs.

“Baskets of Love” are actually “CRATES” weighing over 50 lbs each. Including a turkey. Enough food for a Thanksgiving dinner and beyond! We are looking for 600 of the following items as a donation:

Pasta Sauce

Pasta 1 Pound Box

Box of Stuffing

Canned Cranberries

Macaroni & Cheese

Box of Scalloped Potatoes

Egg Noodles

Pudding Mix

Pudding Mix

Fruit Punch Drink Mix

Corn Bread Mix

Hot Chocolate



Canned Corn

Canned Fruit Cocktail


Canned Chicken Broth

Pancake Mix


Pasta 1 Pound Box Corn Bread Mix Syrup

Cake Mix


5 Pound Bag of Flour

5 Pound Bag Fresh Onions

8 Pound Bag Potatoes

2 Pound Bag of Sugar

Peanut Butter

Want to help stuff baskets? Any donations are welcome! Please use the Donate/Pay form on the right.

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