ENFIELD — For the second year in a row, the Loaves and Fishes soup kitchen is following COVID-19 pandemic safety precautions and offering take-home prepared Thanksgiving meals rather than having a sit-down dinner on Thanksgiving Eve for those in need.

The take-home Thanksgiving meals will be available from 4 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday at the soup kitchen’s new location of 23 N. Main St., formerly the site of Silvia’s Thompsonville Café, which moved to Pleasant Street.

Executive Director Maya Nicole Matthews, who took over the helm at the soup kitchen following the retirement of Priscilla Brayson in June after more than 30 years, said Monday that the traditional Thanksgiving meal will consist of roast turkey with gravy, masked potatoes, stuffing, candied yams, green bean casserole, and pie. Local churches are donating the pies.