Preparing for Thanksgiving
If you are hungry on Thanksgiving and have nowhere to go eat, there’s a hot meal and friendly company waiting for you at the Dew Drop Inn, no questions asked.
Volunteers at the Thunder Bay soup kitchen are currently working double time to prepare for a feast big enough to feed 300 or more people on Monday, said director Terri Favreau.
“We have six 30-pound turkeys, plus I’m cooking a couple extra to be sure we have enough food for everyone that comes to the Inn,” she said on Saturday. “Numbers have been steadily increasing over the years, but I am planning for many more with the disasters we’ve had in this city this year.”
She said many have already been coming to the Inn who had their homes damaged in the May 28 flood because they do not have working appliances or heat in their homes, but still need a hot meal.
The dinner is a full turkey dinner with all the trimmings, and the Inn is ready to serve with four large hams, 60 pounds of potatoes, two cases of boxed stuffing, a case of mixed vegetables, plus donations from many private citizens and businesses. Maltese Grocery is donating the turkeys, buns, tomato juice, stuffing and apples.
“Our donors are very good to us,” Favreau said.
Each person who comes to the Inn will get to sit down and have a full meal served to them. Service starts at 2:30 p.m. sharp.
“We will serve dinner until there is no one left, no one will be refused a meal,” Favreau said.
Volunteers are welcome to stop in and lend a hand serving and cleaning up as well. To inquire, call Favreau at 345-5202 or Pat Morrissey at 678-1659.