Joe and Ellen, AmeriCorps VISTAs serving the New London County Food Policy Council, helped pick up 50 turkeys at the Norwich Shop Rite last Tuesday. These turkeys were generously donated to the Gemma E. Moran United Way Labor Food Center by Dime Bank. An announcement was made mid-November stating that the Food Center would not have enough turkeys—2,300 total were requested by agencies throughout the county—to give to community members in need. Following this announcement, New London County residents, businesses and organizations responded with donations of turkeys, Thanksgiving food items and money. This coming together of community filled the gap and made it possible for the Food Center to distribute over 2,300 complete Thanksgiving meals throughout the county. We are very grateful to be part of this caring and generous community! Tuesday’s turkey pick-up was an opportunity to take pause and remember this.