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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 decc.org/event/thanksgiving-day-2020; 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 decc.org/event/thanksgiving-day-2020.
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 bongcenter.org or by calling 715-392-7151.