Thanksgiving is just ten days away, and while many of us will be gathering with friends and family to stuff ourselves silly, some of our neighbors are facing the prospect of an empty Thanksgiving table. In a country as blessed as ours, that’s just not right, and community groups in and around Greater Boston are stepping up to the gravy-laden plate.
Here in East Cambridge, East End House is in the final days of its annual Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway, and they’re accepting food donations until 5pm Friday. East End House also needs people to help deliver their Thanksgiving Baskets, starting at noon this Friday. If you’d like to donate food, please bring the following items to the East End House (105 Spring St., Cambridge):
• Cranberry Sauce
• Canned Pumpkin
• Canned Fruits and Vegetables
• Baby Food and Formula
• $15 gift cards to Shaw’s or Market Basket (to serve as vouchers for families that don’t eat turkey)
Our Commonwealth is the home of the first American Thanksgiving, and we owe it to ourselves and to one another to share our good fortune. Please help however you can.