With nearly 1,000 nonprofit organizations located here, Cape Codders clearly have a place in their hearts for helping others. In this season of celebrating abundance, here are a few ways to consider the less fortunate.

With Cape Cod’s high cost of living it’s a challenge for many of our friends and neighbors to make ends meet, making hunger is a pervasive issue. Did you know that The Family Pantry of Cape Cod serves more than 1,200 households per month? You can help them address this need by shopping at the Organic Markets in Mashpee Commons, Dennis Port and Chatham. For every $10 donation you make to feed local families, they will donate $20 of organic, non-GMO food to the Family Pantry!

Join The Farm / WB Richardson Growers for their Turkey Drop on November 14 from 10am – 2pm, in support of the Lower Cape Outreach Council, which provides short-term emergency assistance to locals. Their goal is to raise 700 frozen turkeys for families in need this Thanksgiving. Bring your donation to The Farm, where they gathered 221 birds and $1500 for fresh veggies and all the fixings last year. Can’t make that date? You can drop a frozen turkey off at the Lower Cape Outreach on November 16 from 10am – 3pm.

On Thanksgiving Day, participate in the 1st Annual Thanksgiving Sandwich 5k to support the Sandwich Food Pantry and other local food drive organizations. This fun run is self-timed and includes a Lil’ Gobbler Run for children 10 and under (just 200 yards). Kids can participate by donating a roll of toilet paper, a bar of soap or a toothbrush (all should be packaged). The first 750 entrants receive a long-sleeve tee. Register in person at the Henry T. Wing School on November 25 from 4-6pm or November 26 from 6:30-7:30am.

You can also support the LCOC at the Chatham Turkey Trot on November 27 – your entrance requirement includes a small fee plus a donation of non-perishable food items!

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