SACO – The annual free Community Thanksgiving Dinner in the Most Holy Trinity Church Hall returns November 25, after a hiatus in 2020.
The meal, hosted by the Knights of Columbus, will mark its 22nd year on Thanksgiving Day.
Mike Bolduc said he expects many people to enjoy dinner, whether they dine at the church hall, order takeout and pick it up, or request delivery.
Volunteers will prepare 50 turkeys, enough to feed 1,000 people, Bolduc said, plus all trimmings, dessert and drinks.
“If we want to reach 1,000 people, this will be the year,” he predicted.
Typically, the annual free Thanksgiving meal serves about 800 people.
The meal will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the parish hall, 271 Main Street in Saco. All volunteers will wear masks, Bolduc said, and the public is encouraged to do so as well.
Delivery orders must be placed by 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, and can be made by calling Mitch or Dave at 467-5357. Meals will be delivered between noon and 1:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Menus are available at the Good Shepherd Parish Office at 271 Main Street.
Takeaway meals are picked up at the dining room.
There is no charge for dinner and all are welcome, organizers say.
Anyone wishing to donate to the dinner can send it to the Knights of Columbus, PO Box 1487, Biddeford, ME 04005. Checks should be made payable to Knights of Columbus with “turkey dinner” in the memo line .
Organizers say the annual event is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and a caring community, with special thanks to Good Shepherd Parish.
The Travis Mills Foundation is looking for volunteers