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Community provides the homeless with over 300 Thanksgiving meals

Community provides the homeless with over 300 Thanksgiving meals

YAKIMA, Wash. - People in the Yakima Valley want to make sure everyone gets a Thanksgiving meal.

The Union Gospel Mission served over 300 Thanksgiving meals to the homeless on Thursday.

The food was donated from places across the city like Roy Farms and Costco and included turkey, mashed potatoes and even pumpkin pie.

Members of the community volunteered their time to cook and serve the meals.

Union Gospel Mission Chief Development Officer Dottie Hildebrand said this is one way to make sure the homeless in our community are cared for.

"The homeless are part of our community, but part of them feels like they're not at all," Hildebrand said. "They think that they're separate, they're non-deserving and this helps them fell a part of the community."

The Union Gospel Mission says they are busier than ever serving the homeless during the holiday season and are looking for volunteers.

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