A Massachusetts church took their annual community Thanksgiving dinner on the road this year amid the coronavirus pandemic.
United Parish in Brookline typically hosts more than 200 people for dinner but this year, volunteers dressed in personal protective equipment delivered meals instead.
"For a lot of folks, it's a way to feel like they are doing something concrete in a time where there's nothing else we can control," Rev. Amy Norton of United Parish said.
The volunteers worked in advance to package up individual meals which include turkey and all the traditional Thanksgiving fixings.
Despite things being different this year, organizers said they would not have thought about cancelling.
"It was never a question. It was just how we were going to do it and we don't even know how it's going to go. We are crossing our fingers and hoping for the best," organizer Arielle Chernin said.
The church's annual dinner helps those most in need and organizers say that is more important than ever this year.
"We had to tweak it this year because of the COVID situation but it seems like it's going to work out pretty well," volunteer chef Joe Horrigan said.
Organizers said they still anticipated some people would show up at the church and would be ready to handout meals outside.