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Despite pandemic, Open Door Mission serves meals on Thanksgiving

Posted at 11:24 AM, Nov 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-27 12:24:41-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The pandemic has taken a financial toll on many — and on Thursday, volunteers with the Open Door Mission stepped in to help out for Thanksgiving.

To keep things safe, only a minimal number of volunteers were allowed in the building and everyone had to social distance. They told KMTV it was important to find a way to do it because this year the need is as great as ever.

"We've actually expanded our holiday programs to meet the need. There's a 50 percent increase in food insecurity issues in our community," said Candace Gregory, President/CEO of Open Door Mission.

The meal was served in shifts to help with the social distancing.

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