For 2022, the Newburyport Lions Club will deliver 600 Thanksgiving dinners throughout the community in lieu of hosting the 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 2022 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 43 years and has enjoyed helping with the Thanksgiving meal project for 37 years.
The amazing team of Lions Club volunteers prepared and delivered 350 meals in 2020, 503 meals in 2001 and is slated to deliver 600 meals for Thanksgiving 2022. Meals will be delivered Thanksgiving morning to folks in: Newburyport, Newbury, Salisbury, Amesbury and West Newbury. 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 need of a few more drivers/volunteers who are able to help deliver food on Thanksgiving morning. If you are able to help deliver meals between 10:30 – 12:30 please contact Frank Bertolino at, The North Shore Realty Group – eXp Realty
FrankHomeTeam@gmail.com 978.255.4735 office or 978.270.0365 mobile.
The 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 2022 it was decided to focus on delivery in order to try and keep everyone healthy. Below is Newburyport.com video from when the event was hosted in person.