Local non-profit plans Thanksgiving meals to go amid pandemic


EUREKA, Calif. (KIEM)-Thanksgiving is a time to gather and enjoy a family meal – a local organization dedicated to making lives better for the less fortunate is making sure no one is left out, and due to COVID-19, hot food baskets will be handed out in lieu of a sit-down meal. 

Betty Kwan Chinn is founder of the Betty Kwan Chinn Homeless Foundation, she says everyone deserves compassion.

“The food baskets for the time, for the family to get it, it’s an American tradition with the family. So that is what I would do, and we have no limit,” she said.

Chinn says, due to Covid-19 individuals cannot sign up for themselves.

Those interested will have to contact their case worker or stop by the community center to sign up.

food boxes will include a hot turkey meal with all the fixings …including dessert – and valued at about 75 each – and can be picked-up at 1120 F Street in Eureka on November 3.

Chinn says, this is made possible through generous donors and God.

“I had somebody donate money to me, to buy turkey, but still need some other stuff, but you know what at this time, it’s a tough time for everyone. I’m doing to out to ask for donations,” she said. “If somebody want(s) to donate to me, they can send it to us too.”

To comply with Covid-19, participants must wear a mask and come at the assigned time slot.

Sign up ends November 20 at 4 p.m., call (707) 407-3833 for more information.