Delivering free Thanksgiving meals to people on South Whidbey Island, plus Coupeville.
The goal of the Mobile Turkey Unit is to provide a free, home-delivered Thanksgiving meal for people on South Whidbey Island, plus Coupeville, who would otherwise not have one. This includes the elderly, shut-ins, low-income and unemployed people, plus public servant employees working on Thanksgiving day. The event takes place at St. Hubert Roman Catholic Church in Langley.
The Mobile Turkey Unit of Whidbey Island is a nonprofit community service organized and provided by volunteers, which has taken place each Thanksgiving since 1999. It was founded by Tom Arhontas, who had a special place in his heart for people in need.
****Please read our 2020 update for Mobile Turkey Unit of Whidbey Island****
Mobile Turkey Unit of Whidbey Island has always been a community event. Our volunteers have allowed us to continue the tradition of serving our community. However, this year must look very different with the potential impacts of Covid-19 here on the island. We WILL be delivering meals which is always our goal. We have been working hard all summer to create a model that allows us to prepare and deliver meals with far fewer volunteers. We must do so for the safety of our community while striving to meet all mandates for Island County under the Governor’s order for Modified Phase 3. While we will truly miss seeing most of you this year, we will have a few spots open for volunteers that will meet all social distancing guidelines within the number of people who may gather (10 people maximum). Please stay safe and healthy with the hope that next year, we can once again gather as usual.
-Mobile Turkey Unit Board