Rescue Mission to host ‘Turkeypalooza,’ first holiday meal in new facility

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The Rescue Mission is preparing to serve more than three thousand meals for Thanksgiving.

Nearly 200 volunteers will pack turkey’s for distribution during the weeks of November 9th through November 13th and November 16th through November 20th. The event is known as “Turkeypalooza” and takes place each year at the Rescue Mission. While many people have already signed up to volunteer, the organizers from The Rescue Mission said they could still use more.

The meals will be available for carryout at The Rescue Mission on Wednesday, November 25 from 4 until 7 PM. No meals will be available for carryout on Thanksgiving Day.

“They can take up to six carry out meals per person, so that just depends on the need for your family. The idea behind it is you would be able to take that home. We are serving the poor in the community and lets face it, it is very expensive to prepare a Thanksgiving meal,” said Laurie Brumbaugh, Senior VP of Development at The Rescue Mission.

This years event is even more significant, because it will be the first holiday meal served in the new non-profit’s facility, located at 404 E Washington Blvd.

“We were only in a 24,000 square foot facility at the old location on Superior Street. Here, we have a much bigger space between the dining room and the chapel where we can host three hundred seated at one given time. So we’re really blessed to be here in this 80,000 square foot building,” said Brumbaugh.

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