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, Langley United Methodist Church and South Whidbey School District 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 2022 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, the last two years looked very different due to the impacts of Covid-19 here on the island and we worked hard to create a model that allowed us to prepare and deliver meals with far fewer volunteers. We are so pleased to share that 2022 will look more like what you had come to know from previous years. More volunteer opportunities are possible this year and we look forward to seeing many of you once again.
-Mobile Turkey Unit Board