By Becky Maxedon
This year, perhaps more than any in recent memory, Americans are looking for help during the holiday season. The COVID-19 pandemic has put a damper on celebrations and has placed many families in difficult times. It’s no different in Lake Havasu City and the giving community is totally on board.
Colleen Matheson, of the Community Health Foundation Food Bank, said 60 Thanksgiving boxes were distributed by more than 15 volunteers Thursday and more will be provided today.
“We will continue Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon, for those Food Bank members that have received vouchers. If you are HCHF Food Bank member and have not received a voucher, you can come to the food bank on Tuesday between noon and 1,” Matheson said.
“You will not receive the entire Thanksgiving box but will most likely be able to pick up a turkey.”
Food Bank cards are required.
Matheson said the HCHF Food Bank has already distributed regular food boxes to 56 families in one day. The Iron Horse Saints also handed out coats at the Food Bank to those in need.
Our Lady of the Lake Roman Catholic Church will be delivering its Thanksgiving dinners to people in their homes.
The deadline to reserve meals is Nov. 23. The church is working with St. Vincent de Paul to make the deliveries. Call 928-844-2685 to reserve a meal or for any questions.
Serving its traditional Thanksgiving dinner at Cha Bones is Only Orchids. The free meal will be served by community volunteers from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cha Bones is located at 112 London Bridge Road. No questions are asked of those who come to dine.
Lake Havasu City Mohave Mortgage is sponsoring a Thanksgiving dinner for the veterans of Lake Havasu. The dinner will serve up to 200 local military veterans who are underserved or homeless.
The dinners will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and again from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Thanksgiving Day, at the KAWS Building, 2144 McCulloch Blvd. N.
Reservations are required by calling 928-288-2691. Seating is limited and tickets are required.
BlondZee’s Steakhouse will serve complimentary Thanksgiving meals to those in need from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. BlondZee’s is located at 4501 London Bridge Road.
Havasu’s Pay It Forward’s Rachel Kurth said the organization’s lists are closed, but they helped 40-plus families this year with ingredients for traditional Thanksgiving meals.