Nov 022012

Traditionally, Bread of Life Mission in Holbrook serves more lonely, homeless, hurting people at the Great Thanksgiving Banquet than at any other time of the year. In light of current economic conditions, the mission is expecting an increased number of requests for assistance from people on the edge of financial failure or homelessness.
“Bread of Life Mission doesn’t just care for people on the streets,” said Mission Director, Cherise Merrick. “Our doors are open to anyone in the community who doesn’t want to be alone on Thanksgiving, or anyone lacking the finances for their own holiday meal.”
The Great Thanksgiving Banquet is a table stretching from coast-to-coast in all Gospel Rescue Missions where the most vulnerable citizens of the community are the welcome guests. Nationwide, it is one of the largest coordinated efforts to provide holiday meals to people in need.
How you can help: Bread of Life Mission will need all the traditional fixings for Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, prepared or unprepared, including turkeys, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, salad, biscuits/rolls, dessert, drinks, paper products, plates, napkins, cups, utensils. Volunteers are needed to prepare and bring, to come and serve, to share freezer space for turkeys (only until two days before).Please call the mission at (928) 524-3874 to let them know if you can help.
Provided that the community donates extra holiday food, the mission will give out Thanksgiving food boxes as long as supplies last. People who want to be on a list for food boxes should call the Bread of Life Mission.
The folks at Bread of Life Mission think everyone should have the opportunity to share a meal and fellowship on this day. Dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the mission, located at 885 Hermosa Drive in Holbrook.
Contact the mission at (928) 524-3874 to volunteer, share or receive a food box.