The folks behind the annual “Feed the Boro” Thanksgiving meal event need to know where to send delicious holiday meals to those who may not have the means or funds to prepare a traditional feast themselves.
They also need volunteers to help prepare and deliver those meals, said organizer Robin Aspinwall.
A local effort, Feed the Boro, has helped make Thanksgiving a blessing for families and individuals in need for over 20 years, she said.
Feed the Boro hopes to provide a hearty holiday meal to close to 3,000 people this year, but the number of people signing up for the free Thanksgiving meals is lower than last year, she said. “We need to get it out there that we are accepting meal requests, no one refused. We are extremely down in numbers this year.”
Volunteers are needed on Wednesday, Nov. 23, to prepare the food. "We will begin deboning turkeys, plating deserts, taping up boxes and organizing the meal line," she said. "We will need volunteers at the Statesboro High School cafeteria Wednesday afternoon from 4-8 p.m. and Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 24, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m."
Meals will be delivered to families between 10 a.m. and noon Thanksgiving Day.
Anyone who knows of a family in need is encouraged to sign them up to receive a meal.
”Due to very high call volume, it's much easier to accept messages via our Facebook page and text messages to 912-596-9542,” she said. “We need a name, correct address, how many meals needed and a good telephone number in case drivers are unable to find the address. Directions are helpful if difficult to find.”
Aspinwall may be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by sending a message via the group's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/feedboro. There, volunteers also can register, she said.
Another way to sign up for meals or volunteer is online at
Volunteers can click to sign-up through that link, as well as those donating deserts, she said.
To make a tax-deductible donation to help pay for the endeavor may write checks to the Statesboro Food Bank, Inc. (write "Feed the Boro" on the memo line).
Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.