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On November 24th the Rescue Mission of Middle Georgia provided over 1,200 meals to the homeless and homebound in our community on Thanksgiving Day. Volunteers will delivered over 750 meals directly to people who are unable to get to a Thanksgiving plate. An additional 600 meals were served inside the Mission to homeless and less fortunate residents of Macon.
“The Thanksgiving holiday will be cheerful for so many thanks to the efforts of our donors, volunteers, residents and staff,” said Erin M. Reimers, President/CEO. “Food and monetary donations have poured in and volunteers from the community are dedicating countless hours this week as we help those less-fortunate in Middle Georgia to have a comforting meal in a loving atmosphere.”
Preparations begin two weeks in advance. This year 80 turkeys, 480 pounds of Mac-n-Cheese, 360 pounds of sweet potatoes, 350 pounds of dressing, 24 trays of green beans and corn, 1,200 of rolls as well as 125 pies were all donated or purchased. A traditional feast of with all the trimmings will be provided as a sit down dinner or pre-arranged delivery option to the elderly and disabled.
“The Mission feels no one should have to be alone or go without Christian fellowship and a hot meal on Thanksgiving and we are extremely grateful to all those making that possible this year,” said Reimers.
Rescue Mission of Middle Georgia provides a path of Hope, Redemption and Empowerment through Jesus Christ. We are a long term life recovery program for survivors of domestic violence and their children as well as men facing homelessness, addiction and poverty. The Mission helps hundreds of families and individuals each year with groceries, appliances, furniture, clothes, and other services as well as serves approximately 140,000 meals each year to the hungry in the community.