Several local organizations will be stocking Thanksgiving food baskets for families that might be going through some tough economic times this year.
But you’ll need to sign up right away. The baskets are going fast.
TAP-IN (Touch a Person in Need) still has a few baskets to give out to its East Bay clients. It hopes to assist 425 or more families and individuals this year with the help of the Elks Club and the Salvation Army, which are donating 25 baskets each to TAP-IN.
Firefighters Local 1774 also will be donating approximately 50 Thanksgiving baskets to families in need in Barrington, according to firefighter David Paull. It’s the fourth year for their basket give-away.
TAP-IN plans to hand out its baskets on Saturday, Nov. 19. The firefighters will distribute their baskets on that same weekend. To request a basket from the firefighters, call Paull at 401-252-9232 or the fire department at 401-437-3940.
What will a basket contain?
Each basket will be filled with all the fixings for a traditional Thanksgiving meal, such as vegetables, gravy, cranberry sauce, stuffing, fruit, instant potatoes, and a dessert item. TAP-IN adds a $15 gift card to buy a turkey at Shaw’s. The firefighters include a frozen turkey.
TAP-IN’s regular office hours are from 9 am to 12 noon, Monday through Friday. For more information, call 247-1444.