Serve the Need, a nonprofit, will serve a free Thanksgiving dinner Wednesday, Nov. 26, in downtown Clayton.
Volunteers have been meeting since July to plan the fourth annual sit-down community meal. The menu will offer the traditional Thanksgiving turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, sweet potatoes, rolls, cranberry sauce and dessert.
Among those supporting the effort are Clayton Steak House, Horne Memorial United Methodist Church, the Woman’s Club of Clayton, American Legion Post 518, Zaxby’s, St. Ann Catholic Church, Angie Grady and Kyle Lock. The Clayton High School Junior ROTC will help with parking, seating and clean-up.
“This is a community effort,” said Serve the Need founder and project coordinator Dr. Norwood Williams. “We are planning to serve over 2,000 meals this year to families in need of good food and warm fellowship.”
The meal will be at the Civitan Club building, 340 McCullers St. That’s just off of Robertson Street, one block north of Main Street. Free tickets are available from 9:30 a.m. to noon Fridays at St. Ann Catholic Church, 4057 U.S. 70 Business, Clayton; and from 1 to 3 p.m. weekdays at Clayton Area Ministries, 704 E. Main St., Clayton.
No ID or proof of need is required for tickets, but they should be picked up by Wednesday, Nov. 19. For more information, visit servetheneedjc.org or call 919-550-0614.