Giving for Thanksgiving and the Upcoming Holiday Season


During the month of November, staff and members are collecting throughout RTN branches for families in need to help make sure they enjoy Thanksgiving dinner.

Our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive provides a complete Thanksgiving dinner for four Waltham families. As in past years, Tom Scafidi, owner of the Common Café, is donating the turkeys. We collect the rest.

The Thanksgiving Food Drive is organized through the RTN Employees Community Outreach Committee, made up of RTN employees who contribute funds and volunteer to assist local organizations and charities throughout the year.

Suggested items for donations include canned vegetables and cranberry sauce, chicken broth or gravy, fresh fruit and vegetables, apple cider, breads, stuffing, nuts, pasta and sauce, dried beans, rice, deserts, and supermarket gift cards.

The holiday season is a busy time for everyone. At RTN, this time of year is an opportunity to give back – to the community and to our members through events at our branches, and by supporting events and projects in the communities near our branches.

We appreciate the participation of RTN staff and members. Thanks for your generosity and support, and best wishes for the upcoming holidays!