Randy Christophersen, donations coordinator at Saugatuck Congregational Church in Westport, submitted the following letter.
Dear Friends of Saugatuck Congregational Church's Feasts,
Saugatuck Congregational Church in Westport will host its 40th Annual Community Pot Luck, with food provided by donors, not by guests, with a Thanksgiving Day Feast on Nov. 25 and a Christmas Day Feast on Dec. 25.
These celebrations are open to all people in the area, from all walks of life, including the homeless, those who are lonely, and folks who simply want to share a meal with others. Volunteers also deliver meals to those who are homebound. All of the food served, including turkey, stuffing, vegetables and desserts, is generously contributed by area merchants and donors or purchased by the Mission Board. The cooking and serving is done entirely by volunteers. Live entertainment is also generously contributed. Any remaining unopened/unused food is donated to area food pantries to fulfill continuing needs.
A charge of $1 is required to enter. All proceeds are donated to the Mission Board to be dispersed to area agencies focused on the homeless and the hungry. But an anonymous donor has underwritten this required fee; there will be no door charge.
Please don't hesitate to call on me if you have any questions or if you know of a homebound person that would need our comfort.
I can be reached at 203-952-7115.
Thank you for your consideration and generosity.
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