Early Thanksgiving morning it was chilly in the Safeway parking lot at Homestead Road and Hollenbeck Avenue where dozens of volunteers gathered to pick up Thanksgiving dinners. We weren’t there to eat the meals ourselves we were picking them up to deliver to 90 needy families in the area.
My husband, Mike, and I joined dozens of volunteers from and other community members including a Boy Scout troop which helped hand out the meals. Included in the feast was a fully-cooked turkey plus a box filled with the rest of the Thanksgiving Day fixins that included mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls and pumpkin pie.
Mike and I delivered to two Mountain View homes where we were greeted by children who answered the door, and wished well by very thankful parents who accepted our delivery.
We didn’t buy the food for the families—Cupertino Rotary did that—we simply delivered them. But the gratefulness shown to us by the recipients was so touching—and humbling—that I would like to thank the Cupertino Rotary for allowing us to be part of their program.