The Social Justice & Peace Ministry at Our Lady of Good Hope Church in Camden is getting organized to assemble Thanksgiving baskets for those in need. The church is asking for names of any families in our local area who may be in need of assistance. Names, along with their phone numbers and addresses, should be given to Our Lady of Good Hope Church by calling the parish office at (207) 236-4785. The church is collecting non-perishable food items for the baskets, including canned fruit, applesauce, canned pumpkin, canned vegetables, dry or canned milk, crackers, rice, beans, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, peanut butter, jams, mayo, dry cereal, tuna, soups, cakes, cookies and frosting mixes, sugar, and flour. If you can’t donate food, you can also support financially with a donation (clearly marked for the baskets) through the offertory collection; sending to the office at 7 Union St. Camden, ME 04843; or online at www.stbrendanparish.net.
Volunteers from St. Joseph Church in Farmington will be gathering on Tuesday, November 24, to prepare Thanksgiving meals for distribution to the community. They are looking for donations of four turkeys and other items. If you can help with the cooking or would like to makea donation, please contact, Helena Maguire at (207) 670-6608 or Helen Buzzell at (207) 777-3832.
St. Mary of the Visitation Parish's traditional Thanksgiving Dinner will be held take-out style this year. Turkey dinners will all the fixings may be picked up from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.on Thanksgiving Day at the rear of the church, located at 112 Military Street in Houlton. For more information, call the parish office at (207) 532-2871.
The annual “Project Pilgrim” Thanksgiving Dinner at St. Martha Church, located on 30 Portland Road in Kennebunk, will be held via curbside pick-up and delivery this year. Meals will be professionally prepared and packaged by Walker’s Maine Restaurant and York. On Thursday, November 26, the 22nd annual dinner will be held with the free meals distributed. Community members can reserve their meals by calling (207) 967-1911 or visiting www.communityharvestonline.org. All meal reservations must be made in advance by November 16. Meals will be ready for pick-up or be delivered locally on Thanksgiving Day from noon to 1:30 p.m. Several Maine parishes are planning take-out dinners and assembling Thanksgiving baskets for community members in need. If you wish to participate as a donor or recipient, please contact your local parish. A list of these opportunities will be updated as they are confirmed at www.portlanddiocese.org/content/thanksgiving-meals.
Prince of Peace Parish in Lewiston will be holding a massive food collection to assemble Thanksgiving baskets. Learn all about it: www.princeofpeace.me/thanksgiving-baskets.
Our Lady of the Rosary Knights of Columbus Council #13181 will host a Thanksgiving dinner in a take-out/drive-through format at the church, located on 131 High Street. All are welcome to pick up dinners in the parking lot of the church at noon.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Windham will be assembling Thanksgiving baskets. The project is being overseen by the Social Justice & Peace Commission at the parish. If you can assist with a donation, please contact the parish at (207) 892-8288.