This community meal is free and open to anyone who would like companionship on the holiday, or who needs a good hot meal. No reservations are needed. The site is handicap accessible. Enter from the rear entrance off of Ferry Street into the cafeteria. The dinner is made possible by Bread of Life, the office of Malden Mayor Gary Christenson, Forestdale Community Church in Malden, the Malden Lions Club, Marty's Caterers of Stoneham, the Knights of Columbus Council 13966, and Anthony’s Caterers in Malden.
The sponsors are seeking donations of cooked turkeys (preferably de-boned) and baked goods (pies, cakes, pastries, cookies). Donations may be brought to the Malden High School cafeteria, rear entrance off of Ferry Street, on Wednesday, November 21 from 4 - 7 pm, or Thursday, November 22 from 8 - 10 am.
In addition, Bread of Life welcomes donations for its food pantry, including supermarket gift cards and foods that do not require refrigeration, such as squash, stuffing mix, and cranberry sauce. Please bring by November 13th to Bread of Life, 54 Eastern Avenue Rear in Malden, Tuesday - Friday between noon and 5pm.
Marty’s Caterers, a major donor for Bread of Life events, will donate the mashed potatoes and gravy. Anthony’s of Malden is roasting turkeys. About one hundred volunteers pitch in each year to cook about 900 meals for a sitdown feast and delivery to homeless families and to senior citizens who are home-bound. To volunteer in the kitchen or dining hall on Thanksgiving Day, between 8am and 4pm, or on the evening before from 4-7pm, call Bread of Life, 781-397-0404. To volunteer delivering meals on Thanksgiving Day to elderly shut-ins in Malden, Medford, Everett or a surrounding town, call Gene Pinkham at 781-321-0994 (eve) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.