Twin Ports region Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving in the Twin Ports areaDue to COVID there will be no Thanksgiving meal at the DECC this year, but there will be home delivered meals for the home-bound as well as Thanksgiving dinner family meal kits.

The deadline for ordering a family meal kit is Friday, Nov. 13 at noon. The deadline for ordering a home-delivered meal is Thursday, Nov. 19.

The DECC will serve those who live in the following areas: Duluth, Superior, Proctor, Hermantown, Esko, Cloquet and Two Harbors.

You may sign up for either a meal kit or a home-bound meal delivery but not both. Duplications will be removed. If you have any questions, contact

For families facing hardship, a limited number of family meal kits are available on a first come first serve basis. They will be delivered to homes the week before Thanksgiving. Kits include a frozen turkey; potatoes, stuffing, gravy, corn, rolls and dessert.

An individual must be home to receive a meal kit. They cannot leave a meal kit due to food-safety regulations. If no one is home, they cannot re-deliver the meal. All meal kit deliveries will be made between 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19.

If you are home-bound or know someone who is, a home-delivered meal can be arranged for Thanksgiving Day,  Nov. 26. They are only able to deliver 1-2 meals per household due to the demand. One meal for those that are home-bound and one if needed for a caregiver.

Reserve a delivered meal or meal kit by one of the following methods (not both): Online reservation form at; or over the phone at 218-723-6484. Listen to the directions prior to leaving your information.

Since the 2020 event is being scaled back and there won’t be a traditional buffet, volunteer needs are limited. To be considered for a position, fill out the volunteer waiting list form at

Although volunteer opportunities are limited this year, there is another way to lend support. A $40 contribution to the Twin Ports Thanksgiving Day Buffet sponsors a family meal kit that feeds 4-6 people.

Thanksgiving for veterans

The Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center is once again providing a Thanksgiving dinner for veterans, active military members and their families. With support from American Legion Post 435 and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 4, the Center is offering a free meal on Thanksgiving, Nov. 26, to current and former military members.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, meals will be offered for curbside pickup or delivery in a limited area. There is a limit of 150 meals available.

Reservations are needed to secure meals at or by calling 715-392-7151.