Newburyport Lions Club Will Deliver 600 Thanksgiving Meals

By Laura Bentley, Newburyport.Com Correspondent
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Lions Club Thanksgiving Meal, Newburyport

For 2023, the Newburyport Lions Club  will deliver many  Thanksgiving dinners throughout the community in lieu of hosting theLion's Club Thanksgiving Meal Prep annual Lions Club Thanksgiving meal at the Senior Center. The Lions Club will provide a free all-the-trimmings meal to: seniors, mobility challenged individuals and families unable to secure food.  The menu will consist of Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Peas with Pearled Onions, Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce, Rolls with Butter, and Assorted Desserts. Thank you to the 2023 Co-Chairs, Frank and Kathryn Bertolino and the many volunteers for helping make a difference in our community by touching the lives of families and individuals on Thanksgiving Day. Fun fact, Frank has been a Lion’s Club member for 44 years and has enjoyed helping with the Thanksgiving meal project for 38 years.

The amazing team of Lions Club volunteers prepares and delivers meals each year on Thanksgiving and has been increasing their delivery each year. In 2020 the team prepared and delivered 350 meals, in 2021, they delivered 503 meals in 2022 they delivered 600 meals for Thanksgiving. Meals will be delivered Thanksgiving morning to folks in: Newburyport, Newbury, Salisbury and other neighboring areas. If you would like to request a meal, please register as soon as possible by calling Frank Bertolino, at 781-412-4466. The Lions Club is still in needs more drivers/volunteers who are able to help deliver food on Thanksgiving morning. If you are available to volunteer contact, Don Carey, at 978-384-8931.

Lions Club Thanksgiving Meal, Newburyport MAThe Newburyport Lions Club Thanksgiving meal is made possible by the collaboration of support from local businesses, organizations and individual volunteers throughout the community. If you are not able to donate your time, monetary donations are always greatly appreciated. Please make checks payable to: Newburyport MA Lions Foundation, Inc. Mail to Newburyport Lions Club, PO Box 545, Newburyport, MA 01950.

The Lions Club has been committed to helping brighten Thanksgiving day for the Greater Newburyport Community for many years. Prior to 2020, it was tradition for the Lion’s Club volunteers to serve Thanksgiving Dinner in person at the Newburyport Senior Center. The hope is to bring folks back together for the meal with the option for delivery in future years but for 2023 it was decided to focus on delivery in order to try and keep everyone healthy. Below is video from when the event was hosted in person.