Community Thanksgiving Dinner

NEW! 2017 TURKEY DRIVE!

On Wednesday November 8th, we will be collecting FROZEN turkeys at the WCYSB office at 38 Elm Street from 7:30 am – 1:00pm.  Turkeys are our largest Thanksgiving expense, so help us reach our goal of collecting 60 turkeys!  Please Spread the Word!

Many thanks to NECI’s Chef Emma Cutler of the National Life Kitchen for donating freezer space for our drive!!!

Please join us for the

45th Annual Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner

November 23rd from 11:30am—2:00 pm

At the Bethany Church, 115 Main Street, Montpelier, VT

 

Last Year’s (2016) Highlights!:anna berg tday 2015
  • 209 volunteers
  • 736 total meals served
  • 383 meals served at the Bethany Church
  • 353 dinners delivered to those unable to leave their homes!

 

Get Involved! 2017 Volunteer Opportunities Available!
What We Need:
  • TURKEY COOKERS:

    Pick up a turkey at our office on Friday, Nov. 17th between 9:30-5pm. You’ll receive a turkey, roasting bag, pan, & instructions. Deliver cooked turkeys to the Bethany Church on Thanksgiving morning (23rd) between 7am – 10:30am.

  • PIE BAKERS:

    Pies can be delivered to the Bethany Church on the 22nd (9:00am – 1:00pm) and on Thanksgiving morning between 7am – 10:30am. Pies requiring refrigeration should arrive on the 23rd.

  • HOME DELIVERY DRIVERS:

    Mainly in the Barre/Montpelier area, but also to a few scattered locations around the county. Drivers arrive at the Unitarian Church at 10:00am.

  • HOME DELIVERY ORGANIZERS AT THE UNITARIAN CHURCH: 

    From 9:00am – 12:00pm, assisting with container meal preparation and delivery coordination.

  • THANKSGIVING DAY SHIFTS AT BETHANY CHURCH:

    Meal set-up; meal servers; and clean-up (in 2 hour shifts, from 7am—3pm**).

**Many of you can appreciate that post-event clean-up is a critical part of any large event!  We are making a very special appeal to recruit a dedicated team of volunteers for the 1-3pm shift to help us tidy up and leave Bethany Church as beautiful as when we started. A few dedicated individuals make this process fast and efficient!  Come have dinner with us and celebrate! The clean-up is a wonderful way to wrap up such a wonderful day of giving.

Contact our office at 229-9151 or at chartman@wcysb.org to sign up for one of our volunteer opportunities!

Many, many thanks to area Merchants and community members for donating time, money, and food items to make this year’s meal a tremendous success! The meal would not be possible without the generous support and kindness of the community. THANK YOU!!