This year marks the 25th consecutive year that the Binghamton High School seniors will host a free Thanksgiving Day dinner for people in the Binghamton area. The meal is cooked by seniors and staff at the high school every year.

Every year for the past twenty-four years, hundreds of people from Broome County would spend part of their Thanksgiving Day enjoying a free Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings at Binghamton High School. The meal gives members of our community a chance to sit down and relax while enjoying a nice hot meal and conversation with other Broome County residents. But due to Covid-19, they are shifting gears and serving the meals as take out only this year.

According to WICZ, anyone can pick up meals between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, next Thursday, at the high school on Main Street in Binghamton. Participants can either walk up to the school's Oak Street entrance, or they will have a drive-thru set up near the loading docks. According to the report, you can also take a shuttle bus to the event from the Saratoga Apartments, the former Weis on Main Street in Binghamton, Town and Country Apartments, or the Carlisle Apartments.

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This annual event allows people in need to have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, but the dinner is available to anyone who wants it.

I know a couple of young adults that graduated from Binghamton High School, and both of them helped to cook the annual Thanksgiving feast during their senior year. They both said it was a rewarding experience especially knowing that a lot of the people that attended would the dinner would not be able to afford a Thanksgiving meal on their own, and some would have no one else to share the meal with if it wasn't for the event.

[via: WICZ]