A Thanksgiving dinner will be hosted by the Wellington Food Bank this Thursday at the Knights of Columbus building. It will last from 12 to 2 p.m.
The dinner is for the whole community, according to Food Bank director Susan Musson.
“You don’t have to be poor. If you are by yourself and don’t want to stay at home, you can come here,” she said.
They typically have around 100 people for the turkey-and-trimmings dinner.
The meal is free, but contributions are always welcome. According to Musson, a few people contributed at last year’s dinner.
Musson said there is still a need for people to volunteer to bring in pies and salads for the event. Those need to be dropped off the evening before Thanksgiving, from 4 to 7 p.m.
The food bank is also running the Angel Tree gift program. The trees are at Wal-Mart, and people can take a tag there, and buy a gift for that person. Gifts need to be turned in by Dec. 12.
Requests for assistance have increased in the area; the food bank gave out food to 43 families last week.
Says Musson, “It seems like more people, and there are more and more new people asking for help