The Vineyard Committee on Hunger, along with Reliable Market and several Vineyard houses of worship, are working together again this year to ensure that Island families who are in need will have a great Thanksgiving meal (and Christmas). The volunteer organizers are asking Islanders who can to sponsor one of these families by contributing the cost of one family’s meal, $25.

Last year the group was able to provide over 100 meals for Thanksgiving and the December holiday. Unfortunately, however, they ran out of meals. They plan on ordering more meals this year, but they need help.

Reliable Foods is putting together a special Thanksgiving basket that includes: turkey, stuffing, 5 pounds of potatoes, 1 pound of cranberry sauce, 1 dozen dinner rolls, 2 pounds of onions and gravy — a wonderful complete meal for $25.

The Vineyard Committee on Hunger, which operates the Surplus Food Program, will then order one large shipment and distribute the meals at its November and December distributions.

Make checks out to the Vineyard Committee on Hunger, and indicate it is for the Family-to-Family Program. It is tax-deductible. You can give your checks to any VCOH member or send it to the VCOH, PO Box 1874, Vineyard Haven 02568.

Remember this year with high fuel prices looming on the horizon; one family helping one family is a wonderful way to celebrate an Island Thanksgiving. For more information, call 508-693-5339 or e-mail