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The Syracuse Rescue Mission serves Thanksgiving with hundreds of meals

Posted: Nov 26, 2020 / 8:42 am ESTUpdated: November 26, 2020 / 12:47 PM EST

SYRACUSE, NY (WSYR-TV) – The COVID-19 pandemic does not stop the annual Thanksgiving tradition as the rescue mission delivered 2,000 meals to those in the community who needed a Thursday.

Rescue Mission volunteers go door to door with meals filled with stuffing, turkey, mashed potatoes and all the fixins!

Dan Sieburg, CEO of the Rescue Mission Alliance, said, "It's different from most years. So the biggest change is getting more volunteers and a lot less. We have to keep the number of volunteers down this year, but we can do it es and everyone really looks forward to just being here and getting the meals out and delivering. "

People who stay at the shelter can eat there, but due to COVID-19, volunteers are delivering many of the meals directly to people in need to ensure no one goes hungry on this Thanksgiving Day.

The mission says they are already preparing for a Christmas dinner. They say it takes weeks to offer such holiday meals.

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