The 2011 Mission Thanksgiving food drive proved to be an enormous success, even in strained economic times. The donors started to roll through the line, long before the Mission Thanksgiving lines were to open at 7AM. The first few cars brought gently worn clothing and cash, this was to be a leading indicator of what was to come the rest of the day. I saw more furniture items like lamps and reading tables and small appliances like a toasters being donated this year. The big surprise was the cash donations. More people gave more smaller amounts than ever before.