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Free meals are being provided by community members on Thanksgiving Day

Posted at 9:17 AM, Nov 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-26 19:22:56-05

MILWAUKEE — There are several groups, organizations and businesses working to make sure everyone in the community has something to eat on Thanksgiving this year. Here are a few of them:

Northcott Neighborhood Thanksgiving - 8:00 A.M.
Northcott Neighborhood House will be hosting a hot meal on Thanksgiving Day. Chef Lisa Kaye will be cooking Chicken, gravy, Mac and Cheese, Dressing, Green Beans, Cranberry Sauce and Peach Cobbler. One thousand meals will be given away for free at 2460 N 6th Street in Milwaukee. The meals will be available from 8:00 a.m. until Noon.

11th Annual Dan & Rays Rendering Thanks Event - 10:00 a.m.
A drive-thru/walk-up community meal will be provided by John Johnson from Danny's Meats and Ray Stibeck from Route 20. The meal will be hosted at Festival Hall. There is no cost, but donations are accepted. COVID-19 precautions will be taken.

Riverwest Pizza Provides Thanksgiving Dinner - 11:00 a.m.
Starting at 11:00 a.m., Riverwest Pizza, located at 932 E. Wright Street, will be giving away free meals. The small business wanted to say "Thank You" to the community for supporting them in 2020, so they had a goal of providing 100 free meals. The community began donating and there will now be 500 meals provided. Homemade dinners include Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Green Beans, Mac and Cheese and Cornbread.

Supervisor Sequanna Taylor and Dream Team United to Host Free Thanksgiving Community Feast - 12:00 P.M.
County Supervisor Sequanna Taylor and Dream Team United will come together to host an outdoor community Thanksgiving feast on Thursday, November 26. The event will run from Noon to 3 p.m. at a vacant lot on the corner of 35th and Center streets.

"The holiday season can be difficult, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic," said Supervisor Taylor. "This Thanksgiving feast gives us the opportunity to safely come together and make sure that everyone in the community is able to have a warm meal and needed winter supplies as the weather gets colder."

Thanksgiving Senior Meals - Meal Delivery
Serving Older Adults is partnering with Home for Thanksgiving to provide meals for seniors in our community. The group, headed by Thomas Tym has been providing Thanksgiving meals to those in need in Southeast Wisconsin for nearly 20 years. The event almost didn't happen this year, but volunteers and sponsors stepped up and are going to be able to provide over 600 meals to seniors who are alone or have a small family. Thomas Tym can be contacted at 414-758-1351. He is coordinating the meal delivery.

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