The homemade Thanksgiving meals that were delivered to approximately 40 senior citizens were a huge success! Outpost Farm was kind enough to donate all four of the turkeys that were cooked for the meals and Gia Grappo coordinated those donations. THANK YOU to all of the wonderful volunteers who contributed to this effort.
Now it’s time to turn our attention to the Christmas meals for seniors. The Adkin family has graciously offered to host assembly of the meals this year. We’re still looking for a few more volunteers so please don’t hesitate to reach out and get involved.
Below is a summary of each volunteer activity- you can sign up for just one, a combination of them, or all of them!
Volunteer to coordinate: You will be provided with a list of volunteers who are willing to cook, assemble, and deliver. You’ll need to reach out to the volunteers to provide the details of what they should cook (and in what quantity), when and where to report to the host house. You’ll also coordinate with local resources (info will be provided to you) to get the details on the sign-up process and obtain a final count of needed meals.
Volunteer to cook: You’ll be assigned to make a specific quantity of one item- a side dish, a veggie, or a dessert. You will be provided instructions for dropping off the food- some items can be dropped off the day before or Christmas morning, depending on the availability of the host.
Volunteer to assemble: The assembly crew generally arrives at the host house around 10 am on Christmas morning to assemble the individual plates and prepare them for delivery.
Volunteer to deliver: The delivery crew usually arrives around 11 am to begin their rounds. There will be various ‘routes’ assigned depending on location and number of meals being delivered to a specific area.
Please consider lending a hand during this busy holiday season!
If you are interested in this activity and are not a member of Newcomers please see the Membership section for information on becoming a member.