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Love's Kitchen to distribute meals on Thanksgiving

Updated: Nov 11

With COVID-19 being a hardship for many families, local food services are here to help in their time of need. In addition to serving meals every Monday through Saturday, Love's Kitchen still plans to give back on Thanksgiving this year.

“We do have outreach programs, we do their laundry and our goal is to not only feed them, but help them learn how to feed themselves also," says Love's Kitchen Executive Director Fannie Johnson.

Thanksgiving this year will be different at Love’s Kitchen, but still serve the same purpose--making sure everyone gets a hot meal.

“This year we’re trying to concentrate on a bigger plate with more food on it. We’re also going to try to partner with 'Meals on Wheels' and other agencies in town--the Salvation Army, where they know they can come pick up a meal from us and we’ll send some extra things to 'Meals on Wheels' like cans and soup.”

The traditional turkey, dressing, macaroni and cheese as well as other Thanksgiving favorites, will be distributed outside the facility on the day of Thanksgiving. Workers will be able to hand out plates to those in need. Usually visitors are welcome to sit down and eat in the building, but due to COVID-19 concerns, safety measures will be taken.

“They know where they are going to come and eat. We don’t have to worry--I’m not going to have any food, I’m going to be hungry and especially on Thanksgiving. This community has always come together. We’ve never ran out of food on any day, especially Thanksgiving."

Johnson says the kitchen anticipates preparing up to 500 meals this year to serve the community on the day of giving thanks.

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