Health and Human Services Seeks Volunteers for Thanksgiving

Volunteer opportunities available include donating food items and helping prepare meals on Thanksgiving morning.

The is seeking Thanksgiving Donations and Volunteers to help make the Thanksgiving season bright for all residents.

There are several ways you can assist:

  • The Arlington Food Pantry will accept non-perishable food donations on Friday, Nov. 4, between 1-3 p.m. for distribution to families prior to Thanksgiving. All non-perishable food items are welcome. Thanksgiving items would be appreciated, such as: stuffing mix, gravy, mashed potato mic, canned vegetables, canned fruit, cranberry sauce, brad mixes, dessert mixes such as for cakes or brownies, pie filling, etc. The Arlington Food Pantry is located at Church of our Savior, 21 Marathon St. For more information on the Arlington Food Pantry or to make a monetary donations, please visit arlingtonma.gov/foodpantry.


  • The Arlington Youth Board of Services will prepare their Thanksgiving Food Baskets for Families in Need.  Johnnies Gift Cards (in $10.00 denominations) are needed for perishable food items.  You may drop off Johnnies Gift Cards to the Health and Human Services Office at 27 Maple St. To learn more about the work at Arlington Youth Counseling Center or to make a monetary donation, please visit arlingtonma.gov/aycc.


  • The Arlington Council on Aging delivers Turkey Dinners to Arlington Seniors who will be home-bound and spending the Thanksgiving Holiday alone.  The council is seeking baggers and drivers on Thanksgiving morning, between 9-11 a.m., to help bag the dinner and deliver the meals. If you are interested in providing a few hours on Thanksgiving morning to assist in this worthy program, please contact Bill Murphy at 781-316-3403 or via email bmurphy@town.arlington.ma.us

From the department:

"On behalf of the entire staff at the Arlington Health and Human Services Department, we thank you for your continued generosity and support, and wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving."


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