Union Mission will serve 300 Thanksgiving dinners to local families and individuals in need on Wednesday, November 25th at Grace House (120 Fahm Street) from 11:00am – 1:00pm.
Union Mission’s Culinary Arts Coordinator who helps to oversee the kitchen and holiday meal prep understands homelessness. “The holidays can be an especially difficult time for those experiencing homelessness,” says Glenn Hayes. “Amid the season’s themes of family and community, the demeaning and uncertain nature of homelessness can leave individuals feeling all the more forgotten.”
Hayes believes feeding the homeless and spending the holiday with them helps those feel a sense of connection and purpose.
“I’m happy to be in a place to support the community and get a chance to work with others and help others,” said Hayes. “I’m glad to be here for Union Mission’s Thanksgiving meal this year.”
Support from Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation and Sodexo is providing the free meals.
Volunteer opportunities are still available the day of the event at Grace House from 8:30am to 11:30am or 11:00am to 2:00pm. Volunteers will have the opportunity to pass out to-go boxed meals or assist with free donations through the clothing closet. Space is limited due to social distancing, register at https://unionmission.volunteerhub.com/