Tidewell Foundation, Inc. is offering local residents the opportunity do donate Thanksgiving meals to hospice patients through a partnership with Pier 22, Grove and Morton’s Gourmet Market. Each donated meal will be pre-made, ready to heat and serve, and hand-delivered to Tidewell patients and their families in time for Thanksgiving dinner. To donate a meal from Pier 22 and Grove restaurants, customers can visit the restaurants' online Thanksgiving "Bake & Serve" meals order form and select "Donate a Tidewell Foundation Individual Meal." Customers have until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24 to make a donation. To donate a meal from Morton's Market, visit Morton’s online ordering page and selecting “Tidewell Hospice Meal Donation” from the Thanksgiving menu. Shoppers can fill out donation cards at the check-out line in the store on Osprey Avenue in Sarasota. The final day to donate a meal through Morton's is 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20.
Annually, Tidewell Hospice provides care for nearly 10,000 patients throughout its four-county service area of Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and DeSoto counties.