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Holland Rescue Mission will serve at least 100 Thanksgiving meals

Posted at 10:07 PM, Nov 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-24 22:07:03-05

HOLLAND, Mich. — Holland Rescue Mission will serve more than 100 meals on Thanksgiving Day.

This year’s event is smaller than years past because it’s for residents only, a news release said Tuesday.

Meals will be pre-packaged and served in 20-minute shifts in order to follow COVID-19 protocols.

The dining room will also be sanitized between each mealtime.

“A nutritious meal is at the heart of the Thanksgiving season, and we intend to help bless our hungry and homeless neighbors during this season,” Executive Director Darryl Bartlett said. “Though things look very different this year, we can still safely provide a traditional Thanksgiving dinner to people who would otherwise go without. It’s a way to share the celebration of Thanksgiving with those who live in our shelters during the holidays.”

In normal times, Holland Rescue Mission hosts 1,500 people for the meal at DeVos Field every year.

The shelter expects to house 150 people each night this winter and says it could use some support to provide meals.

To donate, visit their website.