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City of El Paso Thanksgiving Celebration set for Thursday; Donations still Needed

The City of El Paso is hosting its annual “Thanksgiving Celebration” for the homeless and needy. The chairman of the celebration is District 4 City Representative Carl L. Robinson.

The community meal will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2016 at the Judson F. Williams Convention Center.

In addition, Sun Metro will have a “Customer Appreciation Day” and all bus rides will be free that day to help ensure those in need have a way to get to the convention center for the Thanksgiving Celebration.

The City of El Paso wants to thank the El Paso business community and non-profit organizations for their continued support and commitment to help make the event a success.

The Salvation Army and the Rescue Mission of El Paso assist with cooking and providing meals to all who attend. This year organizers are preparing meals for more than 5,000 people. In order to keep feeding the homeless and needy throughout the year, the community’s assistance is encouraged. All donations go to the Salvation Army and the Rescue Mission.

The following items are sought:

Canned goods                      Peas                                       Cranberry Sauce                                                        

Carrots                                  Plastic utensils                   Coffee           

Corn                                       Boxed Mashed Potatoes    Plates                       

Green Beans                        Butter                                    Cups              

Corn Starch                          Seasonings                          Sugar

 

Donations should be dropped off at:

Rescue Mission                               Salvation Army

221 N. Lee Street                         4300 East Paisano

(915) 532-2575                           (915) 544-9811

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