8th Annual Community Thanksgiving Event Drive-Through And Home Delivery This Year

(BEDFORD) – The 8th annual Community Thanksgiving will be a drive-through and home delivery event this this year due to COVID-19.

File photo: This year’s meal will be drive-through and home delivery this year.

The Community Thanksgiving drive-through and home deliveries will take place on November 21st from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. There will be five locations to pick up your Thanksgiving meal.

Those locations are:

  • Sherwood Oaks Christian Church Bedford – 508 Fellowship Drive, Bedford
  • First Baptist Church – 1515 20th Street, Bedford
  • Mitchell First Church of God – 405 North 5th Street, Mitchell
  • Lighthouse Baptist Church – 140 Rainmaker Street, Tunnelton
  • Turning Point – 45 Jefferson Street, Heltonville

Those wanting home deliveries need to start making requests as the last day to request a home delivery is November 17th. To make a request for home delivery call 317-480-0085 or 812-318-1509.

Due to the several locations of the drive-through and home delivery options, the need for volunteers is greatly needed at all of the locations. They also need volunteers to make home deliveries.

Donations for food are also needed. The following items are needed for this year’s event:

  • Turkeys
  • Hams
  • whole kernel corn
  • green beans
  • stuffing mix
  • cranberry sauce
  • desserts
  • Aluminum steam table pans (size 21X13X3) is requested. They can be found at Sam’s Club.

Anyone making donations of hams or turkeys will be given a gift certificate from Bedford Veterinary Clinic for a dose of Nexgard flea and tick treatment for your pet.

Donations can be dropped off at Bertha’s mission on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

There were no fundraisers held this year due to COVID-19 therefore the monetary donations of $12,000 are needed.

If you have any questions or want to volunteer you can call 317-480-0085 or 812-583-9339.

Several churches, Smokin Jims, Bedford Veterinary Clinic and Walmart have partnered with Bertha’s Mission to help with this year’s dinner.

Walmart has donated 25 turkeys and hams, and Smokin Jim’s will be cooking both.

” This year’s Community Thanksgiving Meal will look a whole lot different from previous years, but come out and see us. No questions asked. We just like being able to bring cheer to our neighbors,” said Kelsey Colson of Bertha’s Mission.