Syracuse Rescue Mission serves up Thanksgiving by delivering thousands of meals

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The COVID-19 pandemic is not stopping an annual Thanksgiving tradition, as the Rescue Mission delivered 2,000 meals to those in the community who needed one Thursday. 

Volunteers at the Rescue Mission are going door-to-door with meals filled with stuffing, turkey, mashed potatoes and all the fixins! 

Dan Sieburg, Rescue Mission Alliance CEO, said, “It’s different than most years. So, the biggest change is just spreading out more and a lot less volunteers. We have to keep our volunteer numbers way down this year, but we’re getting it done and everybody is really excited to just be here and get the meals out and delivered.”

People who stay in the shelter can eat there, but because of COVID-19 volunteers are delivering many of the meals directly to people in need to ensure no one goes hungry this Thanksgiving.

The Mission says they’re already gearing up for a Christmas meal. They say offering holiday meals like these takes weeks to prepare.


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