Lending a Hand

The Family to Family Program of Serving Hands Food Distribution is working to ensure that Island families in need will have a great Thanksgiving meal. Islanders who can are asked to sponsor one of the families by contributing the cost of one family’s meal, $25. Last Thanksgiving the program provided more than 170 meals.

The basket will include turkey, stuffing, five pounds of potatoes, two pounds of onions, one pound of carrots, three pounds of apples, three pounds of oranges, fresh butternut squash, a dozen eggs, cranberry sauce and canned pumpkin.

This year donations are down and need is up.

Checks may be made out to the Vineyard Committee on Hunger, P.O. Box 4685, Vineyard Haven 02568.

It is never too late to help.