Rescue mission prepares for annual Thanksgiving feast

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)- Thanksgiving is days away, but preparation has long been underway at the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission. For more than 30 years the organization has opened it’s doors to the community for the holiday.

“We are not only serving those on the streets,” said Richard Cummins, Executive Vice President of Operations at the Rescue Mission. “But also anybody who might not have family to go and the people that are underemployed, barely making ends meet.They don’t have the means to make a Thanksgiving meal because it can be quite expensive. We invite them to come and eat with us.”

The Rescue Mission is preparing 3,000 meals to feed people across the community. The menu will have all the makings of traditional Thanksgiving meal. Including 150 turkeys, 700 pounds of mashed potatoes, 700 pounds of green beans, and of course the stuffing. rescue mission 2

The massive undertaking to prepare a meal this big, isn’t possible without volunteers. In all, 250 volunteers will have a hand in preparing and serving the holiday meal.

“We cook everyday preparing for Thanksgiving,” said Cummins. “We have 6 to 8 volunteers that come in every day to help us get the meat off the bones and food prepared and ready for Thanksgiving day.”

The meal is provided free of charge and open to the public. Meal serving will begin Thursday November 26th at 12:00pm and will end at 3:00pm.

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