Thanksgiving is that time for everyone to gather with family, and friends to enjoy good food and give thanks. The Rome Rescue Mission needs your help to make this moment a reality for many neighbors in need.

The Rome Rescue Mission is in need of around 1,000 turkeys plus all of the fixings for Thanksgiving. Last year, the Rome Rescue Mission fed more than 350 people at its Thanksgiving community meal and distributed more than 600 meals to the poor and homeless through the community.

Here's a look at the food items needed: turkeys, 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.

Donations are being accepted Monday – Friday at 413 East Dominick Street in Rome between 9AM – 6PM. You can also donate on Saturday and Sunday 9AM-2PM.

To keep everyone safe and adhere to the CDC guidelines, this year the Rescue Mission will be providing Thanksgiving meals TO GO only at The Rome Rescue Mission Thanksgiving Day from 12pm to 2pm.

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Thanksgiving Meal Delivery

Thanksgiving Meal delivery is available on Wednesday November 25th at the following locations:

Colonial 1-  11:30-11:40am
Colonial 2- 11:45-12N
Valentine Apartments 12:15-12:30
Liberty Gardens 12:45-1pm
Georgian Arms 1:15-1:30

Thanksgiving day they will be delivering Thanksgiving meals at the following locations:

Rome Towers 12N-12:15
Rome Mall 12:30-12:45
Park Drive Manor  1- 1:15
400 Block of Ann Street from 1:30-1:45"

The Rescue Mission will be closed the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 26th.