By Vince Crockenberg

In collaboration with Age Well, the Burlington School Food Project, the Elks Lodge, and Temple Sinai, among many others, HANDS (Helping and Nurturing Diverse Seniors) is pleased to offer both a delivered meal and a sit-down dinner again this year on Christmas Day.

“The need continues to rise among the seniors we serve,” said HANDS Executive Director Megan Humphrey. “We hope to serve at least 400 meals,” she continued.

The free holiday dinner will be held on Christmas Day any time from noon to 3:00 p.m. at the Elks Lodge at 925 North Avenue in Burlington. There will be a special gathering there at 1p.m. for seniors. If you need transportation, please call Megan Humphrey at (802) 864-7528 or send her an email.

If you are 50 or older, live in Chittenden County and would like the free meal delivered to your home (either ham or vegetarian lasagna), please call Age Well at (802) 865-0360 by Dec. 15. After December 15, call Megan Humphrey at (802) 864-7528 or send her an email.

“Hundreds of volunteers and organizations come together to make this happen and we couldn’t do it without them,” explained Ms. Humphrey.

For more information or to donate, please check the HANDS website.