Volunteers & diners needed for community Thanksgiving dinner in Seneca Falls

The 4th Annual Seneca County Community Thanksgiving Dinner will once again be hosted by the Seneca Falls Elks Lodge 992 at 2221 River Road in Seneca Falls on Thursday, November 22nd. Planning and preparation will be assisted by the T.R.A.C. Team in collaboration with the United Way of Seneca County and the Seneca County House of Concern. Last year, more than 800 dinners were served and an array of gently used coats and winter accessories were available to all who attended and were in need.

The committee is seeking volunteers to help with prep, cooking, set up, decorations, serving, deliveries and clean up. Preparation for the dinner will begin on Monday, November 19th and continue through Wednesday the 21st with dinner served on Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 22nd from 11AM to 2PM and a final clean-up scheduled for the morning of Friday, November 23rd. Those interested in volunteering can contact (315) 568-2433 to sign up.

With del Lago Resort & Casino and Dan’s Design Landscape Construction LLC both on board again this year to donate all the turkeys as well as several local churches and organizations to donate all the “fixings,” the committee is planning for more than 1000 dinners. Donations of gently used or new winter coats and accessories to be handed out the day of the dinner are currently being accepted at the Seneca County House of Concern. Monetary donations can be made payable to Seneca County House of Concern, 35 State Street, Seneca Falls, NY 13148 or online at houseofconcern.org with the notation of Thanksgiving Dinner in the memo line.

Because no one should eat alone on Thanksgiving, the dinner is open to all in need of a holiday meal and a place to go. Diners can expect a traditional Thanksgiving dinner served buffet style for those that eat-in or take-out. Delivery will take place the morning of Thursday, November 22nd and is available to those with an absolute need who cannot attend the dinner at the Elks Lodge. Delivery must be scheduled in advance by calling (315) 568-2433.

WHAT: Community Thanksgiving Dinner
WHERE: Seneca Falls Elks Lodge #992 – 2221 River Road, Seneca Falls
WHEN: Thursday, November 22nd from 11AM – 2PM

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