The Rome Rescue Mission is accepting donations so thousands of people can enjoy a full Thanksgiving meal.

For just two dollars you can give someone a place to call home and share a traditional Thanksgiving meal.

The Rome Rescue Mission is in need of 500 Turkeys plus all of the fixings for this year’s Great Thanksgiving Basket & Banquet. Other food items needed include stuffing, cranberry sauce, white potatoes, sweet potatoes, dinner rolls, vegetables, corn, green beans, coffee, hot cocoa, creamer, sugar, milk, juice, eggs, bacon, sausage, fruit, everything for tossed salad, mayonnaise, salt, pepper, pies/desserts, snacks: dips, chips, cheese, crackers, nuts, candy, to go containers, gallon size freezer zip lock bags. Monetary donations are also accepted; checks can be mailed to PO Box 337, Rome NY 13440.

Last year over 3,000 meals were served during the Thanksgiving season.

During Tallman's Tire parking lot sale on October 14th and 15th, a portion of sales will benefit the Rome Rescue Missions fundraiser.

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The Thanksgiving Food Basket sign is scheduled for Monday, October 24th-Friday October 28th from 10 am to 5 pm, at 413 East Dominick Street, Rome. Photo ID is required, and the limit is one basket per family. Baskets will be available for pick-up on Tuesday, November 22nd from 9am-4pm at 280 E Dominick Street, Rome.

Last year, the Rome Rescue Mission fed more than 350 people at its Thanksgiving community meal and distributed more than 400 meals to the poor and homeless through the community.

 


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