Free Thanksgiving Meals in Utica Area
At least three Utica area groups will be serving free Thanksgiving meals this year. Some find it a rewarding experience to volunteer to help with the preparation and serving, while others enjoy the fellowship of others for the meal. Many ask that you please make reservations so they know how much food to prepare as cooking will being early next week.
The Utica Rescue Mission
The Great Thanksgiving Banquet begins with a worship service led by Mark Bolos at 11 a.m. A traditional Thanksgiving meal follows the service. For home deliveries of meals, the Mission asks that you call at least 24 hours in advance. The Mission’s dining Center is at 201 Rutger Street. You can reserve a meal at 315-735-1645, extension 100.
First Presbyterian Church of Utica
Located at 1605 Genesee Stree, this is the 34th year the church has provided a free Thanksgiving meal. Serving is from 11:30 until 2:00, with 2 separate seatings at one and two. They also deliver to home bound residents. Reservations are needed by Monday the 19th. They have 200 volunteers, but could use a few more, if you can help or to make a reservation call the office at 732-5111.
Newport United Methodist Church
Their Thanksgiving Dinner will be served at 1 at 7488 Main St., Newport. Reservations are encouraged, but not necessary. Call 845-8730.
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