A small army of volunteers led by Adams native Brian Grande and his wife, Ann, fed dozens of residents from the area. It was classic New England Thanksgiving fare from turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce all the way to an apple pie dessert.
The Food Project may be the way to alleviate food insecurity for people who are struggling along the economic edge because of circumstances they can't control. This week, at least, there are places for those in need to find some holiday cheer and good food.
Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires in the United States, and the American Red Cross of Massachusetts urges everyone to never leave cooking food unattended — which is the most common cause of kitchen fires.
The rapidly deteriorating property at 20 East St. has been empty since the Youth Center Inc. moved its operation to the former Cheshire School that was closed as part of the district's consolidation in 2017.
Thanksgiving really isn't that far away.
At the South Congregational Church, volunteers are already gearing up for the Thanksgiving Angels program, which provides turkeys and all of the sides to thousands of local residents in need. On Wednesday, Berkshire Money Management helped kick off the season with a $2,500 donation.