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Local groups preparing hundreds of free Thanksgiving meals

24 November 2017

Titled "Why you shouldn't volunteer at a soup kitchen this Thanksgiving", it featured nonprofit after nonprofit, like the Union Gospel Mission, who feed the hungry year-round. "This is a town that cares about their team so it's good for us to give back". Those searching for a hand up Thanksgiving Day won't only leave with a belly full of turkey, but with clothes.

"I've never been real fond of holidays because I don't have children, my families out of state so I'm actually alone so I just feel like I'm blessed that there is someone that cares enough that we can eat", said Denise Baggs who received a free meal. We work with Meals on Wheels.

"We know behind the scenes, it's God providing what we need through these people", said Steve Olivo of the Hope Rescue Mission. His family donates time and money. "They'll show up and get their meal and take home and have their family Thanksgiving together", he added.

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"It's just a special thing that she does".

The community's support of the Nashville Rescue Mission has allowed the organization to serve nearly 6,000 meals over the course of the holiday weekend.

Earlier this week, volunteers packed thousands of bags with groceries for Thanksgiving dinners-the nonprofit's 60th year of doing so.

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Thursday morning volunteers will gather at Duncan Dining Hall at Texas A&M to serve and deliver.

"I think the need has definitely raised", she said. If you would like to deliver, they ask you arrive by 9:00 a.m.

The annual Thanksgiving community meal will be held from 11 1 City Auditorium located at 221 E. Kiowa Street.

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Local groups preparing hundreds of free Thanksgiving meals