Help Hope Provide A Thanksgiving Meal for Men & Women in South Bend
By: Hope Ministries
Volunteer & Events Coordinator
South Bend, IN 46601
(574) 235-4150, ext. 222
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 15, 2013
HOPE MINISTRIES’ THANKSGIVING DINNER NEEDS
SOUTH BEND, INDIANA
DATE: All items need to be dropped off at Hope Ministries’ Original Building, 532 S. Michigan Street in South Bend on or before November 21.
LOCATION: Hope Ministries Original Building, 532 S. Michigan Street in South Bend. Parking is available at Midas, across the street.
Since it’s inception as Hope Rescue Mission in 1954, Hope Ministries has been offeringfree meals to individuals and families in St. Joseph County, resulting in an average of 8,000 meals served each month. Thanksgiving dinner at Hope grew in 1992 when staff and volunteers began preparing and delivering additional meals for individuals who receive services from other agencies closed on Thanksgiving.
This year, over 100 volunteers and numerous food donations will allow 300 meals to be served at Hope Ministries while 400 or more meals will be prepared and delivered to Michiana residents who have requested Thanksgiving meals through REAL Services and the Housing Authority of South Bend.
If anyone would like to donate food items for the Thanksgiving meals, Hope Ministries would appreciate having the following items delivered to 532 S. Michigan Street by Thursday, November 21:
80 – 12 to 14 lb. Turkeys.
10 Cases #10 Can Sweet Potatoes
10 Cases #10 Can Green Beans.
6 Cases #10 Can Whole Kernel Corn
4 – 7# Bags Brown Sugar
2 Cases Stuffing Mix – Enough for 600 servings
150 Full size foil steam-table pans and 150 foil lids for pans
900 Dinner Rolls
900 Butter Pats
2 Cases Roasted Turkey Gravy Mix
2 Cases of Chicken Broth
Hope Ministries has had a tremendous response from Thanksgiving volunteers and has filled all the available volunteer roles, but welcomes anyone interested in volunteering or donating in the future to contact Emily Jensen (firstname.lastname@example.org, 574-235-4150, ext. 222) or visit www.hopesb.org.
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Hope Ministries, formerly Hope Rescue Mission, has been serving men, women and children in St. Joseph County since 1954. Primarily operating out of the Family Life Center (432 S. Lafayette Blvd), Hope Ministries seeks to transform hearts, minds and lives by engaging families and individuals in a Christ-centered, grace-based process of examiningtheir current realities, envisioningtheir future possibilities, and enabling action to achievetheir desired futures.