Neighbor to Neighbor Hands Out 500 Turkeys to Families in Need

Thanksgiving Volunteers bagging donations (Neighbor to Neighbor/contributed photo)

Many families have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic this year and it will be a difficult Thanksgiving for so many, particularly for those in need of food assistance.

Turkey Truck arrives (Neighbor to Neighbor/contributed photo)

On Friday, Neighbor to Neighbor distributed nearly 500 frozen turkeys with fresh produce and trimmings to the individuals and families they serve throughout the year. Many of the turkeys were donated by King’s Market, and the balance from CT Food Bank and an anonymous donor. Every year, Neighbor to Neighbor offers turkeys to families in need, However, in 2020, far more households are having difficulty making ends meet.

NtN Clients receiving food (Neighbor to Neighbor/contributed photo)

Prior to the pandemic, Neighbor to Neighbor served approximately 325 client households. today, they provide groceries to more than 575 households with deliveries provided by TAG. People in need of assistance are referred by the Greenwich Department of Human Services. Margaret Tjimos Goldberg, Executive Director, said, “Neighbor to Neighbor is ready to serve our community in need, especially during this critical time when so many feel isolated and alone. We offer our assistance and we appreciate the dedication of our staff and volunteers as we serve our clients with a smile, a turkey, and a holiday bag of produce and some trimmings.”

Turkey volunteers Jim Burger and Robin Zorthian (Neighbor to Neighbor/contributed photo)

If you would like to purchase food for families in need from the Neighbor to Neighbor Grocery List, go to the Neighbor to Neighbor website,, click on the #Givehealthy option, select the foods from the wish list and pay with one easy click.

Neighbor to Neighbor’s temporary location at Arch Street Teen Center is functioning well, with plenty of space to organize inventory and pack bags of groceries for delivery. Volunteers and staff work together while practicing recommended CDC safety guidelines.

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