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 2021 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, last year looked very different due to the impacts of Covid-19 here on the island. We WILL be delivering meals again which is always our goal. We worked hard last year to create a model that allows us to prepare and deliver meals with far fewer volunteers. For the safety of our community, while striving to meet all mandates for Island County and current State guidelines, we will once again be using a modified schedule. While we will truly miss seeing some 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. Please stay safe and healthy with the hope that in the future we can once again gather as usual.
-Mobile Turkey Unit Board