Melrose Man Adapts Thanksgiving For Strangers Amid COVID-19

MELROSE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — For 35 years, Scott Macaulay of Melrose has hosted his Thanksgiving for strangers, after he found himself alone on the holiday back in the mid 1980's.

Although he can't invite others to dinner because of the pandemic this year, Macaulay isn't letting COVID-19 stop him from giving to his community in another way.

Instead of serving strangers in his home this Thanksgiving, Macaulay will be giving away entire build-a-dinner kits for people to make at their own homes, or gift cards for a dinner for one.

When asked why he didn't take the year off giving amid the pandemic, Macaulay said he wanted to do whatever he could for his community during tough times.

"The world's a mess right now," he said. "I can't fix it, but I can just take care of my own little corner."

WBZ NewsRadio's Karyn Regal reports:

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