Thanks to a group of volunteers from nonprofit organizations, businesses, and faith communities, hundreds of Middletown families will receive a turkey and all the fixings this year. The Middletown Community Thanksgiving Project is gearing up to feed 535 families who would otherwise go without a Thanksgiving meal.
Registration for Thanksgiving baskets will take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Amazing Grace Food Pantry, 16 Stack Street, through Nov. 14 as well as from 1-3 p.m. Nov. 16. There will be no registration on Nov. 12 in observance of Veterans Day. Those who wish to register must provide proof of Middletown residence and ID for each family member.
These Thanksgiving baskets will also include not only a turkey, but also potatoes, corn, green beans, stuffing, gravy, pie—and more. We received a whopping 2,700 pounds of potatoes from Rick Miles Produce Services Inc., thanks to a connection with Five Guys Burgers and Fries, and we’ve just learned that the Boston Red Sox have donated 100 turkeys to the project. The Red Sox have made a Thanksgiving donation to two organizations in each state in the Northeast, and we were selected! Many additional organizations have stepped up to donate to the effort, and we will recognize them all in a future column. Many thanks to those who have contributed so far!
If you wish to contribute a monetary donation, checks can be made out to Middletown Community Thanksgiving Project and send to MCTP, c/o Fellowship Church, 1002 Saybrook Rd., Middletown, CT 06457.
We are proud to be a partner in coordinating this effort along with Community Renewal Team, Cross Street AME Zion Church, DianneAnnelli.com, Fellowship Church, Heritage Commons, Liberty Bank Foundation, Middlesex County Community Foundation, Middlesex United Way, the Middletown Interfaith Community, Middletown Kiwanis Club, Middletown Police Department, Middletown Public Schools, Middletown Rotary Club, St. John Roman Catholic Church, St. Luke’s Eldercare Services, St. Vincent De Paul Middletown/Amazing Grace Food Pantry, The Salvation Army, Wadsworth Glen Health Care Center, and Wesleyan University.
Thank you Middletown community for making this effort a success!