Umi to serve Thanksgiving meal at Fort Wayne hospice home; $3K for future meals donated

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Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home at 5910 Homestead Road

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — A Fort Wayne hospice center in need of a caterer has had their need met, and then some.

Earlier Friday, Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home said it was in need of a caterer to serve holiday meals to its patients and their families. It’s previous caterer had backed out on short notice due to the recent worker shortages.

Visiting Nurse asked for the public’s help to find a caterer or provide food or money to provide the meals, which could be the last a family shares together.

Friday afternoon, Umi at Jefferson Boulevard and Getz Road volunteered to provide the Thanksgiving meal for Visiting Nurse. A restaurant representative said they saw the story on the news and felt compelled to help.

Umi plans to serve future holiday meals at Visiting Nurse, as well.

What’s more, Visiting Nurse said it collected some $3,000 from the public. That money will be used to serve future meals.

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