Members of various Shippensburg churches are uniting for the 10th year to provide a free Thanksgiving meal to members of the community.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the meal will be distributed in a drive-through format in the Christ United Methodist parking lot, off of Apple Avenue and East King Street. Meals will be distributed from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 26, by volunteers from the churches. Volunteers will be practicing social distancing, and wearing masks and gloves. Those picking up meals are asked to remain in their vehicles, and volunteers will place the meal bags or boxes inside of the vehicle through the window.

Anyone in need of a meal is asked to call Christ United Methodist at: (717) 532-6850 no later than Tuesday, Nov. 24, to reserve their meal. Please leave your name and number of needed meals to register.

Two-hundred meals are being prepared. Meals include: turkey, stuffing, gravy, ham and green beans, mashed potatoes, fruit, homemade roll and butter and pumpkin pie.

Oasis of Love is providing the turkeys; Weis Markets is donating two hams for the green beans and the stuffing mix; Pastor J.R. Wells of King’s Kettle is providing the green beans; Shippensburg Produce and Outreach is donating the potatoes; the Church of the Brethren is donating the fruit; Lori Gruver is making the rolls; and members of Christ United Methodist and Prince Street Church are donating the pumpkin pies.

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