Thanksgiving boxes available in lieu of community meal
Under the coordination of the Ken-Tenn Foodbank in Fulton, Fulton and South Fulton families in need will have the opportunity to apply for the receipt of a food box give-away, filled with items to prepare a Thanksgiving meal.
With the consideration of health and safety issues possibly associated with large, indoor gatherings, the annual Community Thanksgiving meal held in recent years for Twin Cities residents and guests, will not take place this year, with hopes of re-establishing that tradition next year, according to Ginger Bard, foodbank Director.
The boxes will include a small turkey, dressing mix, cranberry sauce, corn, green beans, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, cake, rolls and butter. No pre-made, ready-to-eat food items will be included in the boxes.
Boxes will be distributed on Nov. 23, from 2-4 p.m. at the Ken-Tenn Foodbank, 211 Carr St. in Fulton. Applications must be completed for food box eligibility, and may be obtained at the First United Methodist Church office in Fulton, by accessing the Second Street entrance.
Applications have also been provided to local area churches for distribution as well as through Guidance Counselors at local schools.
Applications must be returned to the Foodbank or to First United Methodist Church by Nov. 19. Applications may be taken to the two locations, or mailed to Ken-Tenn Foodbank, P.O. Box 1274, Fulton, Ky. or First United Methodist Church, 200 Carr St., Fulton, Ky. 42041.
While many of the food items are already available for packing the boxes through the foodbank, monetary donations are still needed to purchase turkeys, according to Bard. Contributions may be mailed to the foodbank.
In 2020, 150 Thanksgiving food boxes were distributed, with an increase anticipated for this year’s distribution, and plans underway to prepare 200 food boxes for the Nov. 23 give-away this year.
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