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Thanksgiving dinners served to those in need

Thanksgiving dinners served to those in need
Posted at 6:17 PM, Nov 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-24 19:17:02-05

For those alone this Thanksgiving organizations around Omaha are giving back.

Dozens of spots offered meals for people in the community.

Organizers say they want to make sure anyone in need of a hot meal on Thanksgiving Day is able to have one.

Hundreds of Thanksgiving dinner plates were packed up by volunteers and delivered to people in need today.

"It's a good feeling to help out people who can't get out of their homes, and the elderly people who need good meal for Thanksgiving Day," said volunteer Rick Treinel.

At the Salvation Army Kroc Center organizers say the idea to deliver food came about after receiving so many calls for drop offs.

"There are many groups who host things at church for Thanksgiving but a lot of people can't get out and get to those," said Senior Kroc Center Officer Todd Thielken.

At the Stephen Center Archbishop George Lucas served Thanksgiving Day meals to the people living in the shelter.

"I really look forward to spending part of my Thanksgiving with the people who came here for shelter and for dinner," said Archbishop George Lucas.

The traditional Thanksgiving dinner was served hot for all who needed a plate and even those not living in the shelter but wanted a hot meal today.

"This is a special day for the community as we say thanks to God for our blessings and enjoy a great meal together," Archbishop Geore Lucas said.

Volunteers say the dinners also help bring the people of the community together.