Bridgeport Rescue Mission is preparing for their annual Great Thanksgiving Project to provide 3,000 Thanksgiving fixing bags and a frozen turkey to struggling community members in addition to serving Thanksgiving dinners to Mission residents and guests. The Great Thanksgiving Project distribution will take place Nov. 18-23, at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. BRM also will distribute at Grace Baptist Church in South Norwalk on Nov. 19, 4:30-6:30 p.m.,, Nov. 20, 1-3 p.m., and Nov. 21, from noon-2 p.m.. On Thanksgiving Day, Mission guests will enjoy a traditional dinner at the Mission’s Main Campus dining hall.
“Each person seated in our dining hall or waiting in line to receive a pantry bag is hungry for more than just a Thanksgiving meal,” said Executive Director Terry Wilcox. “Some long for acceptance, a caring conversation, or simply confirmation that their lives really do matter. Each meal we provide comes with a side of hope and the understanding that there is a community that cares for them.”