Stone Soup Café gears up for Thanksgiving meal

  • People are served a homemade Thanksgiving meal at the Stone Soup Café last year. Staff File Photo/Melina Bourdeau

  • Children and their families were invited to make Thanksgiving themed crafts at the Stone Soup Café as Staff File Photo/Melina Bourdeau

Staff Writer
Published: 11/27/2019 4:18:03 PM

GREENFIELD — Five weeks of preparation will come to a close Thursday, when the Stone Soup Café within All Souls Church hosts its annual pay-what-you-can Thanksgiving dinner for the community.

The dinner will be held from noon to 3 p.m., marking the fourth annual Thanksgiving Day celebration with the Stone Soup Café’s partner, The United Arc.

Kirsten Levitt, executive chef and director of the Stone Soup Café, said all of the food is made in-house.

“Last year we cooked about 350 meals. This year we’re preparing for 400,” Levitt said. “We’re going to serve until it’s gone. We’re looking to make sure everyone is well-fed”

The meal will include mashed potatoes, squash, turkey, soup, salad and more. There will be vegetarian and gluten-free options.

“We want people to be able to come together as a community and experience a day to have gratitude,” Levitt said. “It’s going to be a great feast and we wanted to integrate people to have a good time.”

There will also be holiday-related activities for children.

“There is delicious food, crafts for children of all ages and music. Sometimes a clown or two drops in to entertain the community,” Levitt said. “There is a palpable feeling of happiness and gratitude for all that we share and in the joy of being together.”

Levitt said a $10 donation is recommended, but the meal is pay-what-you-can. The event is alcohol-free.

For those looking to volunteer to help with the meal, Levitt said there are multiple volunteer opportunities for folks to get involved. There is a volunteer page on the Stone Soup Cafe website, thestonesoupcafe.org.

Reach Melina Bourdeau at 413-772-0261, ext. 263 or mbourdeau@recorder.com.




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