Thanksgiving Day Dinner

St. Mary Mother of God Catholic Church

Thanksgiving Day – November 23, 2023 at 11:00 AM – We ask you to join our friends from the Soup Kitchen and the Fort Wayne community in celebrating the Thanksgiving Holiday, Thursday, Thanksgiving Day.

DONATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED FOR MEAL – $4 can feed a hungry person

A complimentary, complete Thanksgiving dinner will be served on Thanksgiving Day

(November 23, 2023).   No sign-up necessary.

Dinner will be served from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Carry outs may be available at 1:00 PM (at the Soup Kitchen window) first come, first served until extra food is distributed.  Thank you to all volunteers who help to make this dinner possible! 

Contact:  260-424-8231 at the parish office 

For $4.00 you can feed a hungry person!  Please consider a financial donation for the 2023 Thanksgiving Dinner, your donation is very much appreciated.                                      –    Pat McBride, Coordinator

Thanksgiving Report – 2022

The Soup Kitchen Thanksgiving dinner was a stunning success in 2022 due to the many efforts of the volunteer crew. Over 1400 pounds of turkey were roasted on Monday and then placed in the cooler for Thursday. On Wednesday, the food prep team put together the dressing, sweet potatoes, green beans and cranberries. Early on Thursday, the turkeys were carved, the ovens fired up, the potatoes mashed, the gravy made, and the tables were set. Serving began at 11am after a prayer and thanksgiving song led by Fr. Wimal Jayasuriya.

We served about 650 meals in the dining room and 808 carry out meals.
About 150 volunteers assisted in the setup, serving, and cleanup.

St. Mary Mother of God Church would like to thank Patrick Mc Bride, Chairman of this ministry, Fr Wimal, all the volunteers, the St Mary’s community, Pepsi Co., Kelly Box Co. and the many individuals who made donations which made this dinner possible. Without such wonderful support we would not be able to put on this dinner.

The St. Mary’s parish community looks forward to serving all in need on Thanksgiving Day 2023 at St. Mary Mother of God Church in the parish hall for a sit-down, all you can eat Thanksgiving meal!