St. Mary’s to provide warm Thanksgiving meals

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, November 14, 2012



St. Mary’s Episcopal Church is spearheading efforts to provide a free meal to anyone who needs it or is alone this Thanksgiving Day.

Organizer Jan Morris said that this has been a tradition for more than 20 years.

“We are excited to once again offer a hot meal to anyone in the community who needs one,” Morris said. “We served more than 300 meals at Thanksgiving last year, and anticipate at least that many this year.”

Josephine Mosdell and others founded the original ACORN dinner, but after Mosdell’s death last year, the meals were named Jo’s Community Dinners in her honor.

“This is truly a community event,” Morris said. “We are so thankful for financial help from other churches, civic organizations and individuals who also volunteer to assist in cooking and delivering meals. Anyone who wants to volunteer is welcome. Just show up on Thanksgiving morning, and we’ll put you to work.”

Morris said those who need meals may dine-in, carry out or have the food delivered to them.

Meals will be served from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Parish Hall.

The only stipulation is that those who need their meals delivered call by Wednesday.

For more information, call 222-2487.