In past years, the Bay Area Rescue Mission has provided hundreds of homeless and near homeless people with a traditional Thanksgiving meal complete with all the trimmings, including pumpkin pie.
This year promises to be no different. “We’ve rented the Richmond Civic Center Auditorium, and we are expecting a great crowd as we celebrate Thanksgiving a day early on Wednesday,” said Rescue Mission CEO John Anderson.
The doors will open at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, and the banquet will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a brief message. Meals will be available at the Richmond Civic Center Auditorium, 403 Civic Center Plaza in Richmond.
Already more than 150 volunteers have signed up to serve. Several people who have received help at the Rescue Mission in the past want to share their personal stories.
During the week of Thanksgiving through the Christmas season, the Bay Area Rescue Mission will provide more than 100,000 meals to homeless and hungry people in the community.
The public can help the Rescue Mission, a privately funded ministry, to provide meals, shelter and more during the holiday season by donating at www.BayAreaRescue.org or mail a donation to Bay Area Rescue Mission, P.O. Box 1112, Richmond, CA 94802.