Local restaurant offers free meals to residents in Orange

Johnson's Farm served more than 600 people at their annual Thanksgiving meal.

ORANGE, Mass. (WWLP) – A family-owned restaurant served up hundreds of hot dinners in Orange. The “family-style” Thanksgiving dinner was offered to all families free of charge.

Johnson’s Farm in Orange organized the Thanksgiving Day event, cooking the food for all the families who came in, and volunteers helped serve them up. The thanksgiving feast included turkey and all the usual fixings like mashed potatoes, stuffing. butternut squash, green bean casserole, and gravy. The annual event was held at the Elks Lodge in Orange, beginning at noon and ending at 3 p.m.

It was the sixth consecutive year Johnson’s Farm hosted the thanksgiving event. Johnson’s Farm co-owner told 22News “I wanted to try something different and give back something. I had no idea how it would go but it went great the first year and its been getting greater and better every time. So it’s just a good thing.”

Johnson says that the number of people signing up continues to grow.  She explained that 275 people attended the first year. But this time around, they had more than 600.