For the last 27 years, the Schulz family has led the St. Giles Parish community in providing Thanksgiving Dinner to thousands of needy people in our community. The Schulz’s are retiring from this mission…we are deeply grateful to Barb and Dick for their selfless dedication. We also recognize and thank those volunteers who have stepped up every year! This year will be different. In an effort to keep this wonderful tradition alive, a “thanks & giving” committee has been formed, which has developed a “hybrid” program for this year. The intent is to deliver 100+ Thanksgiving dinners to people identified by the Schulz family as the most in need.
Thanksgiving meals will be provided to the disabled, and seniors, included in past recipients lists, living in local housing facilities and private homes. This new plan gives us time to re-evaluate the program, and transition to a new broad-based community program for next year.
Meals will be provided by independent groups, led by meal captains. Their responsibilities include:
- Preparing, on their own or with an assembled team, a Thanksgiving dinner to feed 10 people. Meal recipients will be assigned by the committee.
- Deciding on home cooking, or, purchasing pre-made designated menu items.
- Packaging the meal to be transported to designated recipients.
- Delivering meals anytime from Tuesday, November 26, to Thanksgiving morning.
We are seeking individuals and families to join us in this effort. If you are interested in being a meal captain or being part of a team (making or providing a turkey, a vegetable dish, or a dessert), please email Elsa DePalma at firstname.lastname@example.org.