The dinner, served from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, November 22 at the Cadiz Baptist Church offers turkey, dressing, giblet gravy, cranberry sauce, green beans, corn, bread and a variety of desserts to any and all who wish to enjoy it- free of charge.
“This started originally so people would not have to eat alone on Thanksgiving Day, not just the needy,” said Sherri Littlejohn of the LRBA. “We have it set up for anyone to eat, and if a person can’t get out to the dinner, we will deliver it to them.”
Littlejohn asked that all delivery orders be made by noon on November 21 to allow for time to plan the delivery route. Call 522-7066 for more details.
According to Littlejohn, participating area churches are asked to provide turkey, dressing, gravy and cranberries for 20 people. She said that some prepare the meals themselves, while others purchase the food from area businesses.
Volunteers serve the hot meals in one shift, while a second shift contributes to the sizable cleanup effort. 91 volunteers worked on the holiday meal last year, with more expected this year.
Last year, over 390 meals were served to the public, down from years past, according to Littlejohn. “We used to deliver meals to the county jail, but since it’s been closed, we have fewer meals to provide.” She added that 425 Thanksgiving dinners may be the most served in the program.