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For 22nd year, Trinity, other churches will provide holiday meal

By Naomi Prioleau
Nov. 14, 2012 at 10 p.m.


Tis the season of thanks and giving and this year will be no different for Trinity Episcopal Church.

This year, the church will host the 22nd annual Thanksgiving Day Outreach Lunch on Thursday, Nov. 22 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Serving and delivering meals to anyone inside city limits, the annual event was designed to provide meals for locals who may be in need or those who aren't able to cook on Thanksgiving.

Various churches are also involved in providing food for the lunch including First United Methodist Church, First Baptist Church and St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Thanksgiving Day Outreach co-chair Karen Neal and her husband Eric are actively involved in serving the community.

"The goal is the same every year to provide meal for people in need," Ms. Neal said.

Ms. Neal added that those who don't have the ability to make food are also invited to get a plate of traditional Thanksgiving Day food including pumpkin pie, green beans, turkey and much more.

Those who are vegetarian need not worry as there will be plenty of side dishes available, but Ms. Neal let it be known that they gladly welcome anyone who wants to contribute Tofurky, a popular vegetarian substitute for turkey.

"We provide meat for the majority of people, however if someone wants to bring in Tofurky that'd be fine," Ms. Neal said. "If someone wants to donate it we'll serve it."

Any remaining food from the lunch is given to nursing homes in Marshall and the Harrison County Jail as well as to members of the Harrison County Sheriff's Department and Marshall Fire Department who have to work on Thanksgiving Day.

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