Entegrus staff are prepping the turkey and all the trimmings once again, but this year’s delivery of their annual Thanksgiving lunch will be different.
Because of pandemic restrictions, individual take-out Thanksgiving meals that can be warmed and served will be provided in lieu of a sit-down event on Friday
In past years, people visited the Spirit and Life Centre at 184 Wellington St. W. in Chatham for a buffet-style turkey lunch. But this year, the meals will be available for individual pickup behind the centre between 11:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
“Traditionally, this has been a warm, sit down meal, served to over 100 patrons of the St. Ursula, St. Paul’s Society of St. Vincent De Paul’s Friday meal program each year,” d Jim Hogan, President & CEO of Entegrus, said in a media release. “We wanted to ensure we were still able to provide a special meal for those in need.”
Entegrus officials said community partners stepped up to ensure the event would still happen despite the pandemic restrictions. Evans Wholesale has jumped on board by donating items for the meal and the use of a refrigerated truck to transport meals to ensure food safety. Burns Restaurant will once again prepare the meal, but this year will package it in individual containers.
Those intending to participate are asked to maintain social distance in line and respect a limit of one meal per person.