Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly delivering Thanksgiving meals, asking for help

MARQUETTE — A local charity is helping to make Thanksgiving special for the elderly, and they’re asking for your help.

Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly is holding their annual Thanksgiving dinner a little differently this year.

Even with COVID–19, Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly is going the extra mile to make sure everyone feels included.

“This means the world to the elderly that we serve,” said Erin Schei, Volunteer Coordinator for Little Brothers. “They are otherwise unable to leave their homes in a normal year. Given the fact that we’re making the extra effort, we’ve reached out to the health department and through the state to make sure we’re following all the necessary guidelines. It means the world to them. They’re getting face-to-face contact for the brief moment we’re delivering the food bags, and we’re also providing them a little extra love.”

The organization is asking for volunteers in Houghton, Ontonagon and Baraga counties.

Food will be cooked at Messiah Lutheran Church in Marquette, where it will also be collected and distributed by volunteers.

Monetary donations are also being collected.

To volunteer or to give, visit their website here.