South Bend, Ind. Those at Hope Ministries are hoping this Thanksgiving will be a happy one for area families. The group is taking turkey donations until noon Thursday, and right now, they need more.
Hope Ministries makes 500 deliveries to low-income families for Thanksgiving. They spend hours prepping the feasts, which they say they couldn't do without community help.
“It's a great blessing that we have so many volunteers that day and so much support from the community that we are able to bless even more people in the community than we usually do,” says Emily Jensen with Hope Ministries. “So usually each day we feed our residents and other residents in the community who are homeless and in need of a meal. But that on Thanksgiving we're also able to deliver to other individuals or families that might not have anyone else that day and wouldn't be able to enjoy Thanksgiving meal without it.”
Hope Ministries is also looking for cans of green beans and sweet potatoes, as well as chicken broth and pies.
You can drop off your donations for the Thanksgiving meals at Hope Ministries until noon Friday. They accept donations all year.