Volunteers and residents, including students needing service hours, are welcome to join Brotherhood In Action (BIA) this week to help prepare and deliver large boxes of food for Thanksgiving to needy families in Bethel.
All preparations will be done at BIA headquarters, next to Bethel's United Methodist Church, in the basement (enter via the parking lot).
The following is this week's schedule:
- Thanksgiving Food Sorting - Tuesday, Nov. 15, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
- Thanksgiving Food Packing - Wednesday, Nov. 16, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
- Thanksgiving Food Delivery - Saturday, Nov. 19, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
It is not too late to make a food donation for Thanksgiving. Residents can drop off items at St. Mary Church, Bethel Food Market, Bethel Library and Boylan Chiropractic until 5 p.m. Tuesday (tonight).
According to its Facebook page, BIA said: "Thanksgiving donations are down considerably this year, probably due to the huge week-long impact of the storm on Bethel residents. Please do consider donating so we can make our hungry neighbors' lives a little easier."
The food drive will continue non-stop into the Christmas season, as the baskets will be out at the above locations until Tuesday, Dec. 13.
BIA also accepst monetary donations at PO Box 582, Bethel CT 06801. It use s these funds to purchase turkeys, hams, eggs, milk, fresh produce, etc. for distribution three times a year and make bulk purchases from the Connecticut Food Bank year-round.
For more than 25 years, BIA receives community wide support in the form of food and other household items, toys and clothes and monetary gifts. It organizes food collections and deliveries to individuals and families in need in Bethel at Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter.
For more information, check out Brotherhood In Action on Facebook.