Community serves up Thanksgiving dinners

Milford. Orders for the Milford dinner must be in by Nov. 22. St. Vincent de Paul Church needs orders by Nov. 15. The American Legion Post 139 is offering a dinner on Nov. 20.

| 10 Nov 2021 | 02:18

Things are not quite yet back to normal. Milford’s free community dinner with all the trimmings will continue this year on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25, with a few changes.

For the last 34 years, the dinner serves those who cannot be with their families or who are in need. The meal will be prepared this year at the Delaware Township Building on Wilson Hill Road in Dingmans Ferry.

The day starts at 8:30 a.m. for a few volunteers who cook the food, since they first pack up and deliver turkey dinners and lots of extras to people in the local meals on wheels program or to anyone who finds it difficult to come out. The delivery area this year is limited to the Milford area and the surrounding communities of Delaware, Dingman, Milford, Westfall, Matamoras, and Port Jervis.

This program is made possible through the efforts of many people. Local businesses make donations to buy the food. Delaware Township provides the facility. Volunteers help with preparation and delivery.

Instead of a sit-down dinner this year, free takeout meals will be available for pickup from noon until 1 p.m. at two locations, the Delaware Township Building, Wilson Hill Road in Dingman’s Ferry; or at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Fifth & Catharine in Milford Borough.

There is one catch — you have to reserve your dinners no later than Monday, Nov. 22, so the organizers know how much to prepare.

If you know of anyone who would like a meal delivered or for pickup or for any questions, call Steve Davis at 570-228-7699. You can also email your request to Be sure to specify how many meals, where to pick up or deliver, and a contact phone number. All orders will be confirmed.

Pike Area Agency on Aging is holding its 22nd annual “Red White & Blue Thanksgiving Luncheon Honoring our Veterans” on Friday, Nov. 19, at the Eastern Pike Center Matamoras Fire House, 506 Avenue Q Matamoras, at 10 a.m. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $3, and free for veterans. The menu includes harvest salad roast turkey stuffing mashed potatoes with gravy, cranberry, sauce, peas & onions, dinner roll, and pumpkin pie. Entertainment is by Ron Richardson. For reservations call 570-775-5550.
American Legion Post 139 is holding its Senior Thanksgiving Give Back, with delivery, takeout, and eat-in options offered. The dinner is free and will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20. For more information call 570-296-8100.
St. Vincent de Paul Church is offering a free take-out only dinner on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25. Orders must be placed by Nov. 15. Place your take out order at