Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Meal Packing Service Project

Dear ZAGBA Community,

It’s that time of the year, where ZAGBA joins forces with the Harvard Chaplains and works side by side with religious and non-religious communities to pack thousands of meal boxes for the Interfaith Thanksgiving Meal-Packing Service Project.  Our own ZAGBA member, Daryush Mehta, who is the Zoroastrian Chaplain at Harvard is one of the leads for this Project and is also leading this project for ZAGBA.  30,000 meals will be packed and distributed to local charities through the EndHungerNE Outreach Program.
About 10% of Massachusetts households struggle to provide food for their families. Hence please volunteer/donate for this very noble cause.

Date: Sunday, November 12th, 2017

Time: 12:00pm​ – 5:00pm (see below for ZAGBA’s shifts)

Where: Atrium at 50 Church Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Please read the instructions below on how to sign up to volunteer and donate online, if you wish to do so. It is very important that you sign​-​up, if you intend to volunteer and please reference that you are representing: “ZAGBA GROUP”.

​Links to donate & sign-up
(1)-Details on the Event & how to donate (Please mention ZAGBA)  If you want to send a check to ZAGBA instead, please mail a check (mention, “The Thanksgiving Project”) to: Kaiomarz Dotivala, 11 Buckboard Dr., Westford, MA 01886. However, we request that you you donate online, since that’s an option.
(2)-How to Sign-up: The following page links you to a Google form for Volunteer sign up:​ (Please mention that you represent ZAGBA Group or email to sign up)

volunteers can select any of the below shift to sign up, however, if you want to do this as a Group, ZAGBA would like to book people for the 3rd and 4th Shift.

When you sign up, state how many people are coming (Adults and Kids, please mention your kid’s age) and mention your preferred time slot​.
  • 12:00 noon ​-1​:00 pm
    ​-1st Shift​
  • 1:15 pm ​- 2:15 pm
    ​-2nd Shift​
  • 2:30 pm ​-​ 3:30 pm
    ​-3rd Shift (ZAGBA Preferred Shift)​
  • 3:45 pm ​-​4:45 pm
    ​-4th Shift
    (ZAGBA Preferred Shift)

We can accommodate a maximum of 4​0 
volunteers ​.​
  If you are available to volunteer for ​any shift​/or all shifts, please let us know.
Volunteers should arrive 30 minutes before a shift starts to get trained

When you  Donate or Signup online, please mention that it is for ZAGBA Group
Note: While donation will be much appreciated and gladly accepted, it is an option only.  You don’t have to necessarily donate, in order to sign up to volunteer for th​is​ meal packing.

Each meal costs 25 cents, and 100% of your donation will go toward purchasing food that will be packaged:
$20 = 80 meals
$50 = 200 meals
$100 = 400 meals
$500 = 2,000 meals
$1,000 = 4,000 meals
…and so on!

Please sign up at your earliest ​online as mentioned above, or ​by sending an email to Yasmin at

Thank you for your time and generosity.

Best wishes,