Plans are well under way for the 2nd Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner in Seneca Falls. Last year, when the Seneca Falls Downtown Deli, who generously hosted a Thanksgiving Community Dinner for 18 years could no longer continue, there was a great deal of concern that many of the individuals that had been served, especially seniors and Veterans, would face a very quiet and lonely holiday.
A partnership was formed between the Seneca County House of Concern, the Seneca Falls Elks Lodge #992, the T.R.A.C Team, area businesses, churches and individuals with 51 turkeys, 350 pounds of potatoes, 25 hours of preparation by 52 volunteers resulting in 502 individuals being served on Thanksgiving Day.
Once again, The Seneca Falls Elks Lodge will host the Community Thanksgiving Dinner at Lodge #992 at 2221 River Road, Seneca Falls on Thursday, November 24th, from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM assisted by the T.R.A.C. Team in collaboration with the Seneca County House of Concern and the United Way of Seneca County.
The dinner will be open to all residents of Seneca County in need of a holiday dinner or simply need a place to go as to not eat alone. It will be a buffet-style meal with delivery available to those with an absolute need because they are not able to venture outside of their home. Those who need delivery must register by calling the Seneca County House of Concern at (315) 568-2433.
Volunteers are needed for preparation starting Monday, November 21st through Wednesday, November 23rd and for final preparation, set up, serving and clean up on Thanksgiving Day. For more information about the dinner or to volunteer call 315-521-3991 or Like the Community Page on Facebook: Seneca County Community Thanksgiving Dinner.
The Order of Elks of the United states of America invest in their communities through programs that help children grow up healthy and drug-free, by undertaking projects that address unmet need, and by honoring the service and sacrifice of our veterans.
T.R.A.C. Team, Inc. is an integrated program of response, preparedness, education and training that supports, protects and empowers children, their families and their communities.
The Seneca County House of Concern has been a source of assistance for people in difficult situations for over 47 years. Feeding minds with knowledge, stomachs with food and hearts with hope.
The United Way of Seneca County, a non-profit organization, has been mobilizing community members to become more caring, making Seneca County a better place to live and work.