This is her fifth year volunteering for Thanksgiving.
For Lisa Peterson, this is her first Thanksgiving volunteering with the Union Gospel Mission's satellite meal service that brings the feast to those in need in their home surroundings. Those searching for a hand up Thanksgiving Day won't only leave with a belly full of turkey, but with clothes. We've got some families that will just take out. "We only have so much space in our kitchen and so much space to serve on Thanksgiving Day". A year ago they served more than 600 plates. There will be plenty of food at her event.
"It means everything because people, we have a big disconnect going, we need people to socialize", said Donovan. His family donates time and money. "Gloria is fantastic and she just reaches out, she just never stops", said Ruth.
"The Bible says poor will always be with you, so you just have to come out and help", she said.
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Anyone who wants one of these meals should call Epicures Catering at 979-695-0985. Between Tuesday and Wednesday, organizers expected to have served around 1,100 meals in Tyler and Longview.
On Saturday morning, TriMet staff spent their morning working as a well-oiled assembly line to wrap up 600 turkey dinners. Area schools also made place mats for the meal. If you would like to deliver, they ask you arrive by 9:00 a.m.
On Thursday, that biblical action will come to life when the Center in Enterprise will host its annual Thanksgiving meal from noon to 1 p.m.at the dining hall across from the Center at 231 Geneva Highway.