Thanksgiving To Be Served At 40th Annual Bemidji Community Meal

Thanksgiving To Be Served At 40th Annual Bemidji Community Meal


A CONSENSUS TO SEEK A LOBBYING FIRM.>>>IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR SOMEWHERE TO GO AND SOMETHING TO EAT FOR THANKSGIVING TOMORROW, THEN THE ANNUAL COMMUNITY HOLIDAY MEAL AT EVE-IN GOSH GEL-A-CULL FREE CHURCH COULD BE AN OPTION. REPORTER DESTINY WIGGINS TELLS US WHY.>>Reporter: THIS YEAR MARKS THE 40th ANNUAL OF THE COMMUNITY ANNUAL HOLIDAY THANKSGIVING MEALS WHICH PROVIDES A DINNER TO ANYONE IN THE COMMUNITY.>>WE DO THIS TO HAVE A PLACE FOR EVERYBODY TO COME. THEY’RE NOT HOME ALONE, FOR PEOPLE THAT ARE SHUT IN AND IT’S JUST A GOOD TIME FOR THEM TO GET TOGETHER AND NOT BE LONESOME AT A HOLIDAY. THE COMMUNITY PULLS TOGETHER. WE HAVE LIKE 72 VOLUNTEERS THAT HELP OUT. IT’S CERTAINLY NOT A ONE-MAN SHOW. A LOT OF PEOPLE COME TOGETHER TO GET IT TO BE SUCCESSFUL.>>Reporter: ABOUT 25 PEOPLE HELP FOR THE PRE-SETUP FOR THE DINNER AND OVER 300 TAKEOUT MEALS WHICH WILL BE DELIVERED TO FAMILIES THAT CAN’T ATTEND.>>SENIOR HOUSING AND IN THE WINTER, IN THE COLD NOW, THE BAD WEATHER THEY CAN’T GET OUT OR THEY’RE UNABLE TO DRIVE SO WE WANT THEM TO HAVE A HOLIDAY AND A MEAL. WE DELIVER LIKE 26 MEALS TO ONE SENIOR HOUSING IN TOWN. IT’S JUST SO THEY HAVE A MEAL AND COULDN’T GET TOGETHER IF THEY’RE ABLE.>>Reporter: SEVERAL COMMUNITY MEMBERS VOLUNTEERED THEIR TIME TO ASSIST WITH THE DELIVERY OF MEALS TO FAMILIES. AS OF RIGHT NOW, THEY PLAN TO DELIVER 252 MEALS. EACH DRIVER WILL START THE DELIVERIES AROUND 11:00 A.M. AND ARE EXPECTED TO BE DONE BY NOON>>OUR VOLUNTEERS ARE JUST AMAZING. WE HAVE HAD SO MANY COME IN, CALLS THAT CAME IN THAT WANTED TO DELIVER. EVEN ACTUALLY HAD TO TURN A FEW AWAY BECAUSE WE HAD A WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL RESPONSE. AND THESE PEOPLE TAKE TIME OUT OF THEIR NICE THANKSGIVING DAY AND MAKE SURE THAT THE PEOPLE THAT ARE HOMEBOUND HAVE A THANKSGIVING.>>Reporter: THE DINNER IS FUNDED THROUGH FUND-RAISERS AND DONATIONS FROM INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS WHICH HELP WITH THE PURCHASE OF THE FOOD. THE DINNER WILL INCLUDE TURKEY, MASHED POTATOES, GRAVY, STUFFING, VEGETABLES AND DESSERT WHICH MAKES THAT A FULL THANKSGIVING MEAL.>>WANT TO THANK THE PEOPLE THAT DID DONATE SO WE WERE ABLE TO PUT THE MEALS ON. PLEASE CONTINUE TO DO THAT BECAUSE IT IS AN IMPORTANT EVENT IN THE COMMUNITY.>>Reporter: REPORTING IN BEMIDJI, DESTINY WIGGINS, LAKELAND NEWS.>>Malaak: THE DINNER WILL BE

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