EUREKA- Dozens lined Eureka’s Second Street today waiting for a warm Thanksgiving meal.
Eureka Rescue Mission served up its annual Thanksgiving dinner to those in need. The meal was free to the public, providing turkey and all the fixings just in time for the holiday. The rescue also gave out free hats, gloves and coats outside the building for those o finished eating. Eureka Rescue Mission officials estimate that they served at least 300 people today. All of those meals were made possible through community donations.
“We get a lot of good feedback,” said Eureka Rescue Mission’s Executive Director Bryan Hall Sr. “A lot of people in the community support us. Everything that we have here has been donated by the community. Various businesses donate food. A lot of people have donated turkeys this year. A church in McKinleyville actually donated 25 turkeys so it covered out whole meal. It was really a real blessing how our community comes together times like these to feed the people.”