Reaching out to the community and helping those in need is the motivation behind the Community Thanksgiving meal, scheduled for Saturday (Nov. 26) in Lakebay.
The meal is a partnership between the Key Peninsula Lutheran Church and the Church of the Nazarene, said Marty Price, a member of Key Peninsula Lutheran.
“We don’t want to leave anybody out on Thanksgiving,” Price said. “We’re focusing on reaching out to our community even more right now.”
Breaking from the traditional pattern, where women typically cook community meals, Price said that the men of the two churches will be preparing the Thanksgiving meal themselves.
“The men will be doing everything for this meal; usually it’s the women doing this kind of thing,” Price said. “The men from both churches donated all the turkeys.”
The meal is open to anyone who wants to come and take part in a community event, either for those who couldn’t afford a meal of their own or those who are looking for some companionship.
Price said that the group is hoping to reach more than 150 people with the meal, and have put notices up on each church’s readerboard and on social media.
The Community Thanksgiving meal will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 26) at the Key Peninsula Lutheran Church, located at 4213 Lackey Road KPN in Lakebay.