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Thanksgiving for the Forgotten serves 350

Posted at 6:40 PM, Nov 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-24 19:40:58-05
A hot meal, music and warmth for more than 350 hungry people at the Thanksgiving for the Forgotten dinner downtown Thursday. 
 
About 200 volunteers made sure everyone got their choice of ham, turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy.
 
There was a trolley bringing people to and from St. Peter’s Church for a hot meal and bringing them home.
 
Many, though, enjoying a hot meal Thursday, are homeless. 
 
Volunteer Joe Berg was homeless at one time and is giving back by running the kitchen.
 
"It means a whole lot because when you're struggling, living paycheck to paycheck, or whatever kind of mental problems you have, if you don't have food to eat, at least it's a hot meal once a year," Berg said. 
 
The Thanksgiving feed was from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
 
It took four days to prepare 24, 20-pound turkeys and 200 pounds of potatoes.