Thursday, November 4, 2021

8th annual veterans’ holiday meal program available

Local veterans have until noon Nov. 17 to register for the 8th Annual Holiday Meals for Wayne Westland Veterans and Active Duty Families program.

The effort is led by Westland Mayor William R. Wild, Wayne Mayor John P. Rhaesa, Wayne-Ford Civic League President Vic Barra, and local elected officials. The program is for veterans and families of active-duty service members.  Once registered, recipients will receive a 12-16 pound turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet potatoes, corn, green beans, cranberry sauce, and heat and serve rolls for a family of six to eight people.

To take advantage of this donation, military veterans or active duty members and families must register by noon on Wednesday, Nov. 17. Register using our online form at or call Wild's office at (734) 467-3200 or Rhaesa's office at (734) 722-2000.

Completed online forms should be emailed to Wild at  or Rhaesa at

Completed forms can also be submitted at either Wayne or Westland city hall building. 

Meals will be distributed from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20 at the Wayne Ford Civic League.

Special arrangements or delivery options are available for those families needing special assistance. Notify either mayor's office of any special needs at the time of registration.  Families who are unable to receive the meals during the scheduled day or hours should contact the Wayne Ford Civic League at (734) 728-5010 for other arrangements.