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Grace Mission continues before Thanksgiving tradition by serving more than 300 meals

Posted at 6:34 PM, Nov 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-24 19:15:03-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — In keeping with their annual Tuesday Before Thanksgiving tradition, Grace Mission served traditional dishes and fixings, from turkey and potatoes to stuffing and pies, for people in need.

They welcomed community members to enjoy their feast to-go, or eat at tables set up outside.

Pastor Amanda Nickles says their mission is particularly important this year.

"A lot of the facilities are still closed, like we are still closed to the public but we're making meals for the Kearney Center," said Nickles. "We're making about 2,000 meals a week for them because we are one of their partners so we're helping out at the three satellites that they have. But all the guys I've been talking to that usually come here are like 'When are you gonna open?' That's one of the first questions they asked me, and right now we don't feel safe enough to open until there's a vaccine."

Grace Mission prepared dinners to feed more than 300 people.

They also partnered with The Department of Health to provide free flu shots and hepatitis-A shots. Masks were also provided to-go, upon request.