O'Fallon Progress

Local O’Fallonites to host Thanksgiving meal, donations needed

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O’Fallon Garden Club decorates local roundabout at West State St. and Obernuefemann Rd. in O’Fallon last year for the fall harvest season.
O’Fallon Garden Club decorates local roundabout at West State St. and Obernuefemann Rd. in O’Fallon last year for the fall harvest season. rkirsch@bnd.com

A group of local citizens, businesses and civic groups will be hosting a free Thanksgiving meal at Faith Lutheran Church on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 24.

The event venue is from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 520 East Highway 50 in O’Fallon.

“These types of events are great for O’Fallon,” said O’Fallon Mayor Gary Graham. “I encourage all those who may be hungry, lonely, or are not able to afford a Thanksgiving meal to come and enjoy a full stomach while spending time with others in the O’Fallon community.”

The group is seeking donations in the form of food or volunteer labor for food preparation, service, and cleaning. Items in need for the event include:

▪ Turkeys (Whole or Breast)

▪ Potatoes sweet and/ or white

▪ Canned corn

▪ Canned green beans

▪ Chicken broth

▪ Dressing mix

▪ Assorted desserts

▪ Aluminum foil or clear plastic wrap

Food and monetary donations can be dropped off between now and Nov. 15 at Benedick Title Insurance, 1004 S. Lincoln Ave., ste. 9. Monetary donations must be made payable to the O’Fallon Community Food Pantry.

For more information, or for those who are interested in volunteering or donating, please contact Linda Benedick at Ofallonthanksgiving@gmail.com.

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