VFW, AmVets asks for help in preparing Thanksgiving meal
VFW Post #5366 in Isabella, with help from the local AmVets chapter, is asking for donations and help in preparing its annual free community dinner, to be served at noon on Thanks-giving Day at the VFW hall on HH Highway in Isabella. Another community meal will be served on Christmas Day.
Facility manager Ruby Winslow said everyone is invited – veterans and non-veterans alike. Last year the VFW served 119 people on Thanksgiving Day, and more people are expected this year, she said. If advance arrangements are made, meals can also be delivered to nearby residents who are unable to attend, or meals can be prepared for pickup.
Donations of cash and food are needed and welcome. VFW greatly appreciates those who are able to cook an extra dish – salads, sides and desserts – and deliver it to the facility the day before the holiday – or who can donate a turkey or ham three days beforehand to be cooked at the VFW, Winslow said.
Those planning to donate food are asked to call so the VFW staff knows what’s coming. Call 273-5008 for more information or to arrange for home delivery or pickup. To send a tax-deductible cash donation, make checks payable to Isabella VFW Post 5366 and mail to P.O. Box 323, Isabella, MO 65676.