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Free Thanksgiving dinners in the metro-east

Thanksgiving dinners

▪  St. Vincent de Paul Youth Group will serve a free Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Luke’s Parish Hall, corner of Church and C streets in Belleville.

▪  New Shining Light Community Outreach Ministry offers a free Thanksgiving dinner and caps and gloves giveaway from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at 740 Broadway St. in Venice. A Thanksgiving Day worship service will begin at 9 a.m. For more information, call 618-709-7233 or 618-530-2347.

▪  A group of local citizens will offer a free Thanksgiving meal from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the fellowship hall at Faith Lutheran Church, 520 E. U.S. 50 in O’Fallon. Donations welcome. Call 314-384-2374 or

▪  A free Community Thanksgiving Dinner is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Meadow Heights Baptist Church, 1498 Vandalia in Collinsville. Turkey, dressing and all the trimmings served. Eat-in only. For more information, call 618-344-4982.