Some Information That May Be Hard to Digest This Thanksgiving
Food columnist Bob Leo encourages his readers to open their hearts and give generously to the Tewksbury Community Food Pantry to help local families in need this holiday season.
As I pondered what to write about this week, Thanksgiving seemed the obvious choice.
Should I expound upon its history?
Perhaps an unusual or traditional recipe?
Green bean casserole?
Then it hit me, how many people in today's economy can't afford a turkey this year? How many good and kind people will struggle to feed their family? Never mind a lavish holiday dinner, how many people just need the bare essentials?
I write a food column. The tag says "all things culinary and gastronomical." I try to keep things interesting and informative. Well digest this information , according to the Massachusetts Department of Social Services, literally thousand of families will be with out Thanksgiving Dinner this November. Times are tough, and getting tougher.
So this week I will use this opportunity (of which I am very thankful for ) to urge each and every one of us to think of the less fortunate .
The Tewksbury Community Pantry, located at 999 Whipple Road will be distributing its annual Thanksgiving Baskets on November 21st. I know my friends at the Tewksbury Rotary Club are conducting a food drive and most of the local schools run drives as well. Find one or drive down to Whipple Road yourself. I am sure a gift certificate for a Butterball or a can of sweet peas will be equally appreciated.
My life is far from perfect . I face the trials and tribulations that most people face at different points in their life, but I have lots to be thankful for too. So next week I'll come up with a funky recipe filled with Thanksgiving festivity but this week I implore you , think of the less fortunate, help create Thanksgiving memories that may otherwise not be, and first and foremost count your blessings.