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Hunger First to hold community Thanksgiving meal

Staff Report • Nov 23, 2019 at 7:30 PM

KINGSPORT — Hunger First is inviting the community to its annual Thanksgiving meal Thursday in downtown Kingsport.

Executive Director Michael Gillis said everyone is welcome to attend the free dinner, which is now in its fifth year. It will be held on the second floor of the Model City Event Center from noon to 2 p.m.

“This dinner is not only for the homeless, but for those who don’t have anyone to spend Thanksgiving with,” Gillis said. “We’re hoping those who don’t have a family they can spend Thanksgiving with will come and we can be their family.”

A classic Thanksgiving meal will be served, including turkey, dressing, potato salad and desserts. People can eat on-site or get a to-go plate.

Gillis said the meal would not be possible without the work of donors and volunteers.

“Hunger First would like to thank the Outdoorsman for allowing us to use their kitchen, and we want to thank Moog ProtoKraft and three other people who wish to remain anonymous for the donations of turkeys,” he said. “We also want to thank those who will help prepare the Thanksgiving meal for our community. We hope you’ll join us.”

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