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Church to host Thanksgiving dinner

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By Jesef Williams

If you’re in need of a meal on Thanksgiving, there’s at least one place for you to go.
Freedom Freewill Baptist Church is hosting a Thanksgiving dinner at its sanctuary from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
It’s open to anybody hard hit by the economy and who may not be able to provide a meal for themselves, said the Rev. Mitch Ingram, pastor at the church.
The meal, free of charge, will feature turkey and other Thanksgiving staples, such as dressing, green beans and cranberry sauce. You can eat at the church between that time, pick up your meal or call in advance to arrange delivery.
Ingram said this is the fifth or sixth year the church has hosted a Thanksgiving dinner.
“It’s our way of trying to reach out into the community,” Ingram he said. “It’s open to anybody. If they’re hungry, we want to feed them.”
Nearly 30 people will help prepare, serve and deliver the meals, as well as help clean up.
Businesses and individuals have donated a lot of food, money and supplies to help the dinner become a reality once more, Ingram said.
Last year, the church served 285 meals. Organizers want to serve at least 300 this time, Ingram said.
For details about the meal or to make arrangements for delivery, call Freedom Freewill Baptist Church at (803) 289-7258 between 9 a.m. and noon Thursday.
The church is located at 1697 N. Rocky River Road.

Contact reporter Jesef Williams at jwilliams@thelancasternews.com or at (803) 283-1152