Thanksgiving dinner available to those in need

Published on Tue, Nov 24, 2009
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Low-income residents without dinner plans this Thanksgiving can join their neighbors for a complete turkey meal with all the trimmings at the Blaine Senior Center, compliments of the American Legion Peace Arch Post 86 in Birch Bay.

Rob McIsaac, event coordinator for the Legion, said the organization provided meals to more than 150 people last year.

Some of those meals were delivered to residents who were unable to leave their homes, McIsaac said. He expects a slightly higher turnout this year.

“The meal is for low-income people but also for anyone who might be alone on Thanksgiving,” he said. “Of course, we ask those who are lonely but can afford a donation, please do so, although we don’t care what kind of donation it is. The most important thing is that we feed people that might otherwise not have a chance to have dinner on Thanksgiving or be with their own family.”

Doors open at 11 a.m. and dinner will be served beginning at 11:30 and ending around 3 p.m. so that volunteers on duty can return home to be with their families.

For more information, or to volunteer prior to the day of the event, call 371-7311. Donations will also be accepted prior to and at the event. Those interested in having meals delivered must register in advance with the Blaine Senior Center by calling 332-8040.