Jerimiah and Ashley Blake and Family

Pictured are Jerimiah and Ashley Blake with their daughters. The Blakes will be serving a homestyle Thanksgiving dinner to those in need physical and spiritual sustenance on Nov. 21.

CAMBRIDGE — Local volunteers plan to show love to the community by serving a Thanksgiving-style meal on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 21, in Cambridge.

The meal, which will include turkey and fixings, will be served from 4 to 8 p.m. or until food runs out at Bay Country Church, 714 Locust St., Cambridge. Husband and wife organizers Jerimiah and Ashley Blake are planning the meal as first of a series of outreach meals to meet physical and spiritual needs.

Cambridge-based anti-human trafficking organization Harriet’s House is sponsoring the first dinner as a community outreach. Ashley, who is the assistant director and volunteer coordinator at Harriet’s House, said she was helping a client on a cold and rainy day when she said the Lord put the idea of the dinner on her heart.

“Especially with the pandemic, people have lost a lot of hope,” she said. People still need to be shown love “even when they are down and out.”

“People want to feel appreciated and loved and like someone cares about you,” Blake continued.

The meal will include sliced turkey with gravy, macaroni and cheese, green beans, cranberry sauce, stuffing, rolls, pumpkin pie and chocolate chip cookies, and will be served first-come, first-served carryout style by volunteers wearing proper personal protective equipment.

Blake said that a tent and chairs will be available for people to eat in, as well as people offering spiritual assistance of prayer and talking about the Gospel, and others helping people access resources to meet material needs.

Volunteers can sign up to help with the event on SignUp Genius by going online to www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4fafaf2da7fcc52-thecorinthians.

For more information, contact Ashley Blake by email at ashleyharriettshouse@gmail.com, or by calling 443-521-7185. Jerimiah Blake may be reached at 443-521-1161.

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