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Union Gospel Mission Preparing to Serve More Than 800 Meals on Thanksgiving Day - 11/15/18

For Immediate Release                                                            Contact: Courtney Dodds

November 15, 2018                                                                   503-274-4483 x505

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Union Gospel Mission Preparing to Serve More Than 800 Meals on Thanksgiving Day

Portland, Ore., - Union Gospel Mission is starting to cook turkeys now in order to be prepared to serve over 800 meals on Thanksgiving Day.

Union Gospel Mission’s Thanksgiving Day event takes place on Thursday, November 22 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Union Gospel Mission at 15 NW Third Avenue. Meals are served in a large heated tent in front of the mission. Guests will also enjoy live music and receive a gift bag with hand warmers, a first aid kit, hygiene items, and a blanket. New this year will be a resource table with staff and volunteers ready to help guests connect to community resources as well as provide coaching to build long-term goals.  

In addition to turkey, the menu includes 350 lbs. each of real mashed potatoes, stuffing and fresh candied yams, 75 gallons of turkey gravy, 72 lbs. of cranberry sauce, 240 pumpkin pies with whipped cream, 1200 dinner rolls with butter and 100 gallons of coffee.

“We can still use donations of frozen turkeys and coffee, ground or whole bean, to make sure we are ready to serve over 800 meals,” said Lori Quinney, Food Service Coordinator for Union Gospel Mission.

Turkey and coffee donations can be dropped off at 3 NW Third Avenue in Portland. Union Gospel Mission is also seeking financial support for Thanksgiving events. Donations can be made online at www.ugmportland.org or mailed to 3 NW Third Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97209.

About Union Gospel Mission: Union Gospel Mission’s purpose is “Feeding the hungry, restoring the addict and loving our neighbor.” Union Gospel Mission has been serving Portland since 1927. Union Gospel Mission provides meals and care for the homeless, and operates LifeChange -- a transformative recovery program for men, women and children. Contact Union Gospel Mission at 503-274-4483 or ugmportland.org and @ugmpdx.

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25 Volunteers Will Pack 400 Food Baskets at Union Gospel Mission to Help Provide Local Families a Turkey for Thanksgiving (Photo) - 11/13/18

For Immediate Release                          Contact: Courtney Dodds                                                  

November 13, 2018                                 503-274-4483 ex. 505

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25 Volunteers Will Pack 400 Food Baskets at Union Gospel Mission to Help Provide Local Families a Turkey for Thanksgiving

Portland, Ore., - Union Gospel Mission will be distributing 400 Thanksgiving baskets to families in need in partnership with local churches and other non-profits. Each basket includes a certificate for a turkey that can be redeemed at a local grocer and all the fixins for a complete Thanksgiving meal.   

Volunteers will be packing the Thanksgiving baskets at 15 NW Third Avenue in Portland on Saturday, November 17th from 9am-11am. Baskets will be distributed from 11am- 2pm the same day.

One of our non-profit partners said, “The warm and personal piece you bring to our partnership is greatly appreciated, and everyone here at The Center for Family Success wants to say Thank You!” 

Anthony a recipient of a Thanksgiving basket expressed his gratitude, “It meant to me having a Thanksgiving. Turkeys for lower income families is not something that is in reach sometimes, it’s something I will always cherish.”  

If you would like to provide a turkey or full Thanksgiving meal to a family need in visit www.ugmportland.org/paper-turkey. $25 provides a certificate that can be redeemed for a turkey at a local grocer and $65 provides a whole meal with all the trimmings, including dessert for a family of 4-6 people.

There will be opportunities for interviews and photos.

About Union Gospel Mission: Union Gospel Mission’s purpose is “Feeding the hungry, restoring the addict and loving our neighbor.” Union Gospel Mission has been serving Portland since 1927. Union Gospel Mission provides meals and care to the homeless, and operates LifeChange -- a transformative recovery program for men, women and children. Contact Union Gospel Mission at 503-274-4483 or ugmportland.org and @ugmpdx.

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