Looking for a Thanksgiving community meal? Here are some options

NORTHAMPTON — Community meals in celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday will once again be provided at several area sites next week.

Shutesbury Community Church will hold a community Thanksgiving brunch Sunday, Nov. 19, at 11 a.m. at the church, 6 Town Common Road. All are invited.

The menu will include turkey, stuffing, potatoes and vegetables, French toast casserole, breads, desserts, coffee and juices.

For those interested, the dinner will be preceded by the weekly worship service at 9:30 a.m., with nursery and Sunday school available for children.

For more information, call Pastor Mark Ellis at 413-349-8444 or email at shutesburychurch@gmail.com.

The Amherst Survival Center will host its annual meal “Celebrating Native American Heritage and Giving Thanks for Our Community” on Wednesday, Nov. 22, from 12-3 p.m. at the center, 138 Sunderland Road. All are welcome.

Meals will be available to eat in the dining rooms and will also be packaged for takeout. The meal will include turkey, mashed potatoes, squash, tamales, wild rice, succotash, green beans, wojapi with chia, cranberry sauce, salad, rolls and pie.

Executive Director Lev BenEzra said the Survival Center thanks its partners, including UMass Dining, Lander Grinspoon Academy, Texas Roadhouse, Northstar Learning, and El Comolito, for donating and preparing a number of the items, in addition to the dishes made by staff and volunteers at the center.

Tim Van Egmond, Steve Howland, and Deborah Stevens will share live music on dulcimer, fiddle and guitar during the on-site meal.

The center welcomes financial donations to help cover the costs associated with this meal and all of its food and nutrition programs, which will serve more than 4,000 people this month. To learn more, visit amherstsurvival.org

Not Bread Alone in Amherst will host its community meal Thursday, beginning at 1 p.m. Organizers are offering a “full-fledged Thanksgiving meal.”

Not Bread Alone is on the lower level of First Congregational Church, 165 Main St. Access is through the parking lot off Spring Street.

Manna Community Kitchen presents its free Thanksgiving meal Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. at Edwards Church on Main Street in Northampton.

Free delivery is available for residents of Northampton, Williamsburg, Westhampton, Southampton, Easthampton, Whately, Hatfield and Hadley.

Anyone desiring delivery should sign up online at mannanorthampton.org or call/text 413-570-0787.

Staff Writer
Published: 11/17/2023 8:58:00 AM
Modified: 11/17/2023 8:57:13 AM