We delivered 528 dinners for the 2016 Thanksgiving Mobile Turkey Unit thanks to our more than 200 stellar volunteers and community support.
The Mobile Turkey Unit is a community service organized and provided by volunteers, which has taken place each Thanksgiving since 1999. It was founded by Tom Arhontas, who had a special place in his heart for people in need.
The goal of the Mobile Turkey Unit is to provide a free, home-delivered Thanksgiving meal for people on South and Central Whidbey Island who would otherwise not have one. This includes the elderly, shut-ins, low-income and unemployed people, plus employees working on Thanksgiving day. The event is hosted by St. Hubert Roman Catholic Church in Langley.
This website contains information about how to request a meal, how to volunteer, and how to donate to the Mobile Turkey Unit.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN VOLUNTEERING! We have filled all of our volunteer positions for this year, and hope you will check back next year in late October to sign up for the 2017 Mobile Turkey Unit.
Thank you to all who volunteered at this year’s Mobile Turkey Unit. 528 Thanksgiving dinners were delivered. Here is a video of this year’s event:
And here’s one from 2015.