THE GRAY HOUSE SEEKS TURKEYS TO FEED NEIGHBORS IN NEED
Springfield, Mass. – Thanksgiving is approaching and The Gray House, a nonprofit human service agency in the North End of Springfield, is requesting donations to help ensure everyone enjoys a traditional Thanksgiving meal.
“There are so many families in our community that would go without a Thanksgiving meal if it weren’t for our community coming together and donating to The Gray House. Families who receive turkeys from us are so appreciative that they get to share this meal with their loved ones. Almost every year we receive at least one turkey donation from a family who was previously assisted by The Gray House. This time of year truly brings out the best in people and we love to see people giving back to others, even though they may be struggling themselves,” said executive director Teresa Liberti
The Gray House is seeking donations of frozen turkeys as well as gravy, stuffing, potatoes, sweet potatoes, canned vegetables, pie crust and pie filling. “In 2018, we provided 634 families with turkeys and about 20 pounds of additional sides. That’s an increase of 95% from the number of turkeys we were distributing 4 years ago! The number of families we can provide holiday meals to truly depends on the generosity of our community,” Liberti added.
Donations can be dropped off Monday–Friday from 8:45 a.m.–3 p.m. now through November 22nd at The Gray House, 22 Sheldon Street, Springfield. To schedule a donation outside of this time or if you plan to coordinate a food drive, please call 413-734-6696.
Eligible families of three or more people and with demonstrated financial need, such as proof of other assistance, must register to receive a turkey during the following times:
- Thursday, October 31 from 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
- Friday November 1 from 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
- Thursday, November 7 from 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
- Friday, November 8 from 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Turkeys will be distributed to registered households on November 25 and 26. More information on eligibility and requirements can be found at GrayHouse.org/thanksgiving.