Homeless and hungry find comfort with Thanksgiving dinner

27 Nov 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Free meals for those in need on Thanksgiving Day.

That is often said at the Miami Rescue Mission and that is what they’re hoping for on Thanksgiving, bringing hope to people that have none as they celebrate this holiday with the less fortunate in our community.Charlotte Rescue Mission plans to serve at least 1,200 meals to people in need on Thanksgiving and needs donations of homemade cakes, pies, cookies and other sweet treats for dessert. McFadden, along with 24 others, helped prepare 160 pounds of stuffing, cooked 300 turkeys, 150 pounds of cranberry and 120 pounds of instant mashed potato were prepared and made for this special day. “It’s super gratifying we will all be going home and having Thanksgiving with our family’s so to be here and be able to connect with these people it is very cool,” said Ricardo Bueso, a volunteer.

First St., diagonally opposite the Carolina Panthers practice fields. “Nothing caps off a delicious meal like a homemade tasty dessert,” said the Rev. Tony Marciano, mission executive director. “We want everyone who comes to the Rescue Mission on Thanksgiving to receive a real taste of home.” The mission served over 1,200 meals last Thanksgiving and hopes to feed even more this year, Marciano said. And cellphones will be available for guests to call home from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., thanks to Cricket Communications. “Our guests will be treated like royalty,” Marciano said. “They will be served by volunteers dressed in white shirts, black pants or skirts to resemble fine dining wait staff. The retired Greek Orthodox priest started the tradition nine years ago with Skyland owner Jimmy Kakavitsas. “We have too many people who are hungry.”

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