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Salisbury church offering free Thanksgiving meal

November 16, 2018 GMT

Thanksgiving Day can be lonely for people who have no family, or if their family lives far away. The Salisbury Church of the Brethren is giving back to the community by providing a family atmosphere, as well as a free meal, for those spending Thanksgiving alone.

The meal is open to anyone who would like to attend.

In its eighth year, the free dinner includes a home-cooked meal with turkey and all the fixings. The dinner will be held between noon and 2 p.m. (or while supplies last) on Thanksgiving Day at the church’s Faith Factory, 153 Union St., Salisbury.

“We moved the dinner across the street to the Faith Factory because we kind of outgrew the fellowship hall, with more people coming each year,” Tammy Hoover, one of the organizers, said.

“Last year we served around 209 people, including those eating in, takeouts, deliveries and the group helping. We always cook a little more each year and always have more attend every year. Always having enough to feed everyone, with very little leftovers. Last year we used 144 pounds of turkey, 90 pounds of potatoes, 11 pounds of noodles. There were 29 volunteers that helped cook and clean up, many coming from other churches than ours.”

No payment is required or expected, but donations will be taken. Takeout is available, as well as delivery in the local area, by calling 814-279-0787 by 11 a.m. that morning. Call 814-662-4268 with any questions.