Dozens of people are needed to prepare and serve food, set up the space, clean up, wash dishes etc. Volunteers are needed on Tuesday, Nov. 22 through Thanksgiving day.

The Committee for Mount Shasta’s annual Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner held in City Park is still preparing for this year’s event. There are many ways you can participate.

Last year the meal delivered more than 200 meals to shut-ins. Call Dianne at (530) 926-3551 or (530) 925-5291 to deliver meals, receive a meal, or if you yourself need a ride to the dinner.

Dozens of people are needed to prepare and serve food, set up the space, clean up, wash dishes etc. Volunteers are needed on Tuesday, Nov. 22 through Thanksgiving day. Turkey cooks are also needed to pick up prepared birds Wednesday evening, cook overnight and deliver to the park Thursday morning by 9 a.m.

Other positions include food servers, table waiters, set up and clean up, recycling, chopping veggies on the Wednesday before and picking up veggies from general produce that Wednesday morning, the Tuesday afternoon tor bag groceries for giveaway, drivers for home deliveries, as well as folks with trucks or SUVs Saturday, Nov. 23 the annual all day shopping trip in Medford, Ore. (gas, lunch and camaraderie provided).

If you have volunteered before and want the same job this year please the group know as soon as possible by contacting Glenn Harvey at (530) 925-9287 or via email at glennharvey54@gmail.com.

The volunteer website has been updated. Go to bit.ly/MSThanks2019 to volunteer.

“This event works every year because people care,” said organizer Dawn Fazende. “In Siskiyou County we care about our neighbors and friends, we care about those who might need a little help, we care about the quality of life in our area, not just for ourselves but for everyone around us. We are willing to spend our time, offer our skills, make the effort and give the money to make a community meal like this memorable. This truly is the meaning of Thanksgiving.”

Checks payable to Thanksgiving Meal can be sent to: Thanksgiving Meal, PO Box 443 Mt. Shasta, CA 96067. Cash can be dropped off to Fazende by calling (530) 926-1762. Deposits can also be made directly to the Thanksgiving Meal by going to Chase Bank.