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Volunteers Pack Thanksgiving Dinners for Families in Need

The Light of Life Rescue Mission on the Northside understands that Thanksgiving can be a difficult time for some families. The organization kicks it into high gear for Thanksgiving.


The Light of Life Rescue Mission on the Northside understands that Thanksgiving can be a difficult time for some families. The organization, which operates a shelter and offers a free breakfast, lunch and dinner every day of the week for those in need, kicks it into high gear for Thanksgiving.

They want to make sure as many families as possible have a full Thanksgiving dinner even if they can't afford one. So over a hundred volunteers worked to for hours in the days before the holiday sorting can goods, boxes of mashed potatoes and stuffing mix and even pies and frozen turkeys for distribution to needy families.

Individuals, community groups and corporate sponsors donated the food items. Then the volunteers took over, and in assembly line fashion, handed off large boxes from one person to the next, loading in each item to complete the dinner. Volunteers from non-profits all over the city also came by to help out.

Once the boxes were packed, another set of volunteers then labeled them and got them ready to be shipped to community groups like St. Peter's Parrish and Cityview Church that will distribute them. This year's effort will feed 1,300 people.

Light of Life Rescue Mission will be doing lots more events to help our neighbors in need between Thanksgiving and Christmas, so sign up to volunteer at their website !

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