Opportunity Details

Thanksgiving Holiday Help at the Elizabeth Peabody House


Come help the EPH get ready for Thanksgiving! Every year Elizabeth Peabody House hosts a giant Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway where they give out turkeys, produce, and everything a family needs to prepare a holiday meal. This year they will be serving 350 families in the greater Somerville community!

During this volunteer opportunity, volunteers will be picking up turkeys from the Greater Boston Food Bank in preparation for Thanksgiving, sorting the food and distributing the baskets. Please see below for the project schedule. Activities include loading up and unloading the van and putting food away. Boxes can be heavy, and volunteers should be prepared for some light lifting.

Thursday, November 21, 
   9:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Greater Boston Food Bank Supply Pickup/Unloading 
   2:00-4:00 p.m.  Sorting/Assembling Thanksgiving Baskets
   4:30-7:00 p.m.   Sorting/Assembling Thanksgiving Baskets 
 
Friday, November 22,
   10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sorting/Assembling Thanksgiving Baskets
   2:00-4:00 p.m.  Sorting/Assembling Thanksgiving Baskets 
   4:00-5:30 p.m.  Distributing Thanksgiving Baskets to staff/parents 
 
Saturday, November 23,
   9:00-12:00 p.m.  Set-up and Thanksgiving Basket Distribution
   12:00-3:00 p.m.  Thanksgiving Basket Distribution and Clean-up 


Please dress appropriately for the weather as we will be in and outdoors when transporting items. Gloves can be handy. 

T-accessible: Orange or Green Line + bus (80, 87, 88, 89, 101)

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Hunger & Homelessness
Families

Age Minimum (with Adult): 16+, Minimum Age:16+, Orientation Required

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