Town of Guilford offers free Thanksgiving dinner

Posted Nov. 14, 2012, at 11:50 a.m.
Last modified Nov. 15, 2012, at 10:14 a.m.

Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: Guilford United Methodist Church, corner of North Main and School streets, Guilford, Maine

For more information: Lori Rohdin ; 207-717-6213.

GUILFORD, Maine — The ninth annual free Thanksgiving dinner offered to the community by the community will be held 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, at the Guilford United Methodist Church, corner of North Main and School streets. Take-out and delivered meals are available to those who need them, as are rides to the event.

Even though the meal is at a church, organizers said it is not a church-related event, but is held there because the church donates use of the facility, which  features a kitchen and large dining area suitable for hosting dinner for the 60 to 80 people who attend each year.

Volunteers are needed to cook and deliver food to the church, to serve food, to socialize with guests, to deliver meals to the homebound and to clean up after the meal. Donations of cooked foods delivered to the church by 10 a.m. are being sought, as are donations of cash, and food items such as butter, pickles, coffee, etc. Volunteers will to provide live entertainment also are needed.

Any cash left over after each year’s event is donated to the church food cupboard, and leftover food is packed up and sent home with guests.

There will be plenty of decks of cards and board games on hand, and dinner attendees are invited to stay and socialize after the meal.

To donate, volunteer or obtain information about the free Thanksgiving dinner, call Lori Rohdin at 207-717-6213.