Thanksgiving week was one of the busiest for the Wilton Woman’s Club as members stepped up to help make sure every family in the community had all they needed for a festive holiday meal.

On the Wednesday before Thanksgiving day, WWC members cooked dishes for hot Thanksgiving meals for homebound residents, a signature annual program for the club to assist Wilton Social Services. Volunteer members prepared everything from turkey, green beans, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, and gravy, and brought their prepared foods to Comstock Community Center, where other club members were waiting to assemble, wrap and deliver the meals to the homes of 45 homebound Wilton residents unable to shop and make meals for themselves. The helpers included the children of WWC members and members of the WWC’s Junior Leadership Program (JLP), passing on the tradition of community service as a part of everyday life for people of all ages in Wilton.

Delivery of meals for homebound residents followed on the heels of another donation program just two days prior, when club members donated 21 different items–from turkey and pumpkin pie to after-dinner mints and candles–to complete a basket for Wilton Social Services’s Holiday Basket effort. Social Services collected these baskets from the community and distributed them to 70 different Wilton families in need.

“The generosity of the club members who donated and gave their time to help organize and clean up the Wilton Food Pantry after the basket collection was overwhelming,” said Brenda Sorrels, the Woman’s Club marketing chair.

The Wilton Woman’s Club was founded in 1966 by Betty Sternad to serve people and groups in Wilton and the surrounding communities, giving back through philanthropy, education and strengthening the bonds between women. For more information on how to join, and attend the club’s upcoming Holiday Shopping and Social Night to benefit Wilton Social Services, please visit the Woman’s Club website.

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Lauren Buchanan, Morgan Buchanan, Caroline Garcia, Ava Partenza, Caitlyn Garcia

Pictured in main image, above:  (back row) Lauren Buchanan, Caitlyn Garcia, Hanna McCall, and Eliana Soccio; (front row) Ava Partenza, Morgan Buchanan, Piper Bittner, Alison Rayment, Maddy Rayment, and Maddie Soccio