When you think of Thanksgiving you can't help but think about turkey. It's also a day to spend time with family. Some people in our local community don't have family or food for this holiday and that is why there are organizations like the Rome Rescue Mission. A local Boy Scouts Troop through a generous alumni donation was able to donate over 40 birds, but they are still in need of more.

Matt Miller/Rome Rescue Mission
Matt Miller/Rome Rescue Mission

The BSA Troop 11 & Cub Scout Pack 59 in Rome work hard each year to also collect non-perishable food items in conjunction with the parishioners of St Johns church and Transfiguration Church. This year for the nation-wide "Scouting for Food" event, this local troop donated the 42 turkeys and 6,000 non-perishable food items to the Rome Rescue Mission. Even with this amazing contribution the Rome Mission is still about 100 turkeys short of what they need to feed all the people that visit them on Thanksgiving. You can help by contacting The Rome Rescue Mission at (315) 337-2516 or by visiting their websiteTo this incredible Boy Scouts group, congratulations and keep up the good work!

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