Thanksgiving is a time for thanks and family but it can come with some difficulty for those in need or who might spend the holiday alone.
Luckily, the Galesburg Rescue Mission is providing a free meal today for anyone who needs a warm meal and some company.
Rescue Mission Director Dave Scholl says he’s got a band of about eight volunteers helping to prepare and serve the meal.
Scholl tells WGIL it’s a unique and special way to spend the Thanksgiving holiday.
“We do it for those in need or someone elderly that may be home alone,” Scholl says. “We have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner of turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and green beans and everything. We’ll even have ham and plenty of pies. It’s something to do to help out those in need.”
Scholl couldn’t an exact date on when the Rescue Mission started doing the Thanksgiving meal but he pegs at it as at least 30 years old.
The feast goes from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the Rescue Mission.
There’s no cost to attend but they ask that you call ahead of time at 343-4151 so they know how many places to set.
Food to be served includes turkey, ham, dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans, gravy and more.