The Mashpee Chamber of Commerce is organizing volunteers to deliver Thanksgiving meals to homebound residents for the eighth year in a row.
The program, which is sponsored by local businesses, has provided prepared meals to Mashpee residents in need every Thanksgiving since 2013. Those who wish to receive a meal or to volunteer to deliver meals on Wednesday, November 24, should contact the chamber of commerce.
“At the chamber of commerce, we want our businesses to impact our community and vice versa,” said Katy Acheson, the commerce’s executive director. “This is our way of facilitating that so that our businesses have a way of giving back to the community that supports them throughout the year.”
Ms. Acheson described the volunteer effort as “humbling.”
“A lot of us have it really good and we don’t always realize that there are community members in need,” she said. “It’s a nice, quick and easy way to give back.”
This year the business sponsors include the Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod, Roche Bros., Bayada Home Health Care and the Club at New Seabury.
The prepared meals, which will be put together by Roche Bros. staff, will have Thanksgiving staples including turkey and stuffing and are easy to heat in the microwave or oven, Ms. Acheson said. Meals can be requested through November 19.
“There is no judgement or scrutinizing,” she said. “Ask and you shall receive.”
In years past, as many as 80 volunteers have signed up to deliver the meals. Volunteers should expect to dedicate an hour to an hour and a half to delivering meals on November 24.
To volunteer or request a meal, contact the chamber of commerce at 508-477-0792.