Reservations are available for a community Thanksgiving dinner to be sponsored by the Bayonne Chapter of UNICO National and the Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation (BEOF). The dinner is for those Bayonne individuals and families who do not have anywhere to go for the holiday. The dinner will take place on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., at Back Bay Gardens, 535 Avenue A. Tickets are required for this dinner, so that the organizers can provide the appropriate amount of food. There is no charge for the tickets.
Mayor Mark Smith said, “I would like to thank UNICO and the BEOF for working together on this event. Both groups have organized separate Thanksgiving dinners in the past. This dinner is a sign of Bayonne’s generosity in this Thanksgiving season.” He continued, “All residents should be proud that the Bayonne Chapter of UNICO and the BEOF respond to genuine and continuing community needs each year. We should all thank the BEOF staff and the UNICO members for providing this outstanding community service.”
Tickets will be available at the BEOF’s main office at 555 Kennedy Boulevard, and at the nutritional programs at 535 Avenue A and 16 West 4th Street. Please pick up tickets by Friday, November 18. For information, please call Lori at the BEOF at 201-437-7222, extension 13.
Mike Masone of UNICO will serve as Head Chef.
The BEOF is Bayonne’s community action agency. UNICO is a non-profit service organization associated with the Italian-American community.