FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) -- For many years, the Rescue Mission has hosted both a traditional sit-down and carry-out meal for homeless residents and the community on Thanksgiving Day, but there wasn’t a sit down dinner this year because of the pandemic.
People were able to pick up a meal from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.
There was a limit of six boxes per individual.
This is the only day the special Thanksgiving menu will be provided.
For those involved, it's all about giving back to the community.
"Not only are we serving those who regularly come to the Rescue Mission for a sit-down meal, but we are also sensitive to the need of what we call working individuals or the working poor. I've actually received calls from people who would normally be working on Thanksgiving Day, but they are able to receive that meal today after work. That's exciting that we're able to invite and include additional people to our festivities here at the Rescue Mission. So we're excited," Fort Wayne Rescue Mission CEO Rev. Donovan Coley said.
Free, regular to-go meal services are also available to the community on Thanksgiving Day and daily at 7 a.m., noon, and 5 p.m.