COVID-19 forces cancellation of Anderson Thanksgiving dinner

Sanders dinner in Indianapolis still on
Thousands receive hot Thanksgiving meal in Indy
Posted at 6:03 PM, Aug 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-04 18:04:00-04

ANDERSON — A Thanksgiving community dinner that's been a tradition in Anderson for 37-years won't take place this November.

Organizers of the Geater Center community meal decided COVID-19 concerns were too much to overcome this year. Volunteers, many of them older, would be difficult to come by.

A number of Anderson churches are involved in making individual dishes for the dinner which feeds at least 2,000 people.

While the Geater Center dinner is out this year, the Christian Center in Anderson is still planning a community Thanksgiving meal.

In Indianapolis, the Mozel Sanders Foundation dinner will go on, according to spokesperson Dawn Jones.
But organizers may have to make some adjustments as they get closer to the holiday.

The Sanders dinner is one of the biggest of its kind in the U.S., serving about 20,000 hot meals in 2019. The demand this year is expected to be greater, said Jones.