Thanksgiving & Christmas Meals 2019

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The Pettengill House, Inc.

Assistance with holiday meal groceries

Where: Newburyport Senior Community Center (331 High Street, Newburyport, MA).

Who can sign up: Residents of Amesbury, Byfield, Groveland, Merrimac, Newbury, Newburyport, Rowley, Salisbury, and West Newbury.

Thanksgiving Groceries: Groceries will be distributed by appointment only on November 22nd at The Pettengill House Pantry (13 Lafayette Road, Salisbury, MA 01952). Signups will take place during regular pantry hours on Tuesdays from October 29th through November 19th.

Pettengill House does not have a formal Christmas meals program. Groceries available during weekly pantry hours.

Pettengill House weekly pantry hours: Tuesdays 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

For questions, please call (978) 463-8801


Our Neighbor’s Table

Assistance with holiday meal groceries, a special Christmas meal, and a photo with Santa

Who can sign up: Residents Amesbury, Boxford, Byfield, Georgetown, Groveland, Merrimac, Newbury, Newburyport, Rowley, Salisbury, South Hampton, and West Newbury.

Thanksgiving and Christmas Groceries: Groceries will be given out during market hours at the Jardis-Taylor Center of ONT at 194 Main Street. Appointments are required. Sign up in person during regular market hours or call (978) 388-1907. ID will be required when you pick up your groceries.

Pictures with Santa & Special ONT Christmas Meal: Wednesday, December 11th, 4-6pm. No sign up necessary.

For questions, please call (978) 388-1907 


The Salvation Army

Assistance with food, gifts for children 14 years or younger, a real Christmas tree, and a photo with Santa

Who can sign up: Residents of Amesbury, Byfield, Newbury, Newburyport, Salisbury, & West Newbury. Participants must bring the following: Picture ID for all adults in household, supporting docs for all children, birth certificates AND health insurance cards, custody papers where relevant, proof of ALL household monthly income (SSI, SSDI, pay stubs, unemployment, alimony, child support), proof of residence (rent/mortgage AND utility bills). Application not valid if you have applied or plan to apply to another agency for assistance.

Where to sign up: Salvation Army, 40 Water Street (Fair Street entrance), Newburyport, MA 01950

When to sign up: No appointment needed. Tuesdays 10:00am-1:00pm, Wednesdays 1:00pm-3:00pm, Thursdays 2:00pm-5:30pm.

For questions, please call 978-465-0883


The Lions Club

Thanksgiving Day meal

When: November 28th, 2019 (Thanksgiving Day). Doors open for seating at noon, meal begin at 12:30. No appointment needed.

Transportation is available for those attending. Bus transportation begins at 11 a.m. from the Newbury Village; at 11:15 a.m. from the James Steam Mill; at 11:30 a.m. from the Sullivan Building; at 11:45 a.m. from the Heritage House; and at noon from Horton Terrace. Home delivery is available for residents who are homebound or otherwise unable to make it to the senior center. To register for home delivery, call Frank Bertolino of North Shore Realty Group at 978-255-4735. There are a limited number of home delivery meals available, so register early.