Getting Ready to Feed Thousands for Thanksgiving in Scranton

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SCRANTON -- Thousands will have a happier Thanksgiving this year because of donations and the hard work of volunteers.

United Neighborhood Centers annual Thanksgiving basket food give-a-way begins at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 21. This year, like other years, they will feed thousands.

United Neighborhood Centers is handling all of this. It's an organization designed to help low-income families, plus seniors, and young people.

The food distribution is held at Saint Mary's Center along Mifflin Avenue in Scranton.

United Neighborhood Centers works with WNEP-TV and the Feed A Friend program, so what you see here was donated.

If that isn't enough, many of the people working to get the food from Saint Mary's into homes are volunteers.

Family to Family is another organization that helps people in need at this time of year. It is still 20% short of its goal.

Click here for information on how you can help.

The volunteers start showing up at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, November 21.

The food distribution, to those who have registered in advance, begins at 10 a.m.

1 Comment

  • warningfakenews

    “It’s a great day to be homeless” – Dr. Horrible quote

    It’s wonderful to help people, but we can do this any time of the year and give from our wealth. If you have the funds or extra items, that’s awesome- give some.

    Nourishing the human Spirit goes much further, spend some time with a lonely person, give them your attention, make them feel like they’re important. Feed the soul, not just the physical being. Don’t judge on their mistakes, you’ve made plenty yourself. Find something that they do which is laudable and praise them for it. Do this daily if you wish to feel good about yourself.

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