Thanksgiving Food Distribution

Through the generosity of individual donors, faith communities and local businesses, The Gray House is able to provide turkeys and accompanying food for families in need for Thanksgiving. If you are interested in donating food, please visit our donations page for a list of needed items. We are also in need of volunteers to help throughout the month of November!

Registration

Pre-registration has ended. If you were unable to pre-register, you are invited to come to The Gray House on Tuesday, 11/24 beginning at 3pm. You must still bring the following information:

  • Must have at least two people in your family, living in the same house
  • Form of ID for everyone in the household
  • Official proof of address for adult members on the household (utility bill, lease, no personal or junk mail)
  • Proof of income

Registration Dates

Registration dates are typically held in late October–mid November and are promoted on this webpage, our Facebook page as well as through local media outlets.

Turkey Distribution

Families that pre-registered will receive instructions at registration to come on either Monday, November 23 or Tuesday, November 24. The same individual who registers must be present at the time of pick up and must bring the slip given out at registration and a form of ID.

 

Alternative Options for Thanksgiving Meals

Open Pantry Community Services, Inc. will be hosting its annual Thanksgiving Meal with some changes this year. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the traditional meals will be packed up in to-go containers and distributed outside the High School of Commerce starting at 12 noon on Thanksgiving day – November 26. The High School of Commerce is located at 415 State Street in Springfield and the meals will be served on a first-come, first-served basis.

The annual meal will feature a traditional Thanksgiving dinner: turkey, gravy, stuffing, potatoes, a vegetable, and all the fixings. If you are elderly or infirm and you need a meal delivered, please call (413) 737-5337.

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Adult Education

The Adult Education Program provides English for Speakers of other Languages (ESOL) and basic literacy education to adult learners.
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Kids’ Club

The Kids’ Club is an After School and Summer Program serving children in grades 2 to 5.
Food at the Market at Gray House

The Market

The Market at Gray House serves as a source of groceries for those in need.