Thanksgiving Day Dinner

St. Mary Mother of God Catholic Church

Thanksgiving Day – November 28, 2024 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 – $10 can feed a hungry person

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

(November 28, 2024).   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 $10.00 you can feed a hungry person!  Please consider a financial donation for the 2024 Thanksgiving Dinner, your donation is very much appreciated.                                   –    Pat McBride, Coordinator

Thanksgiving Report – 2023

The Soup Kitchen Thanksgiving dinner was a stunning success this year 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 Tuesday the mashed potatoes were whipped up. 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 gravy made, and the tables were set. Serving began at 11:00 A.M. after a prayer and thanksgiving song led by Father Wimal. 

We served about 645 meals in the dining room, and 873 carryout meals.

Over 150 volunteers assisted in the setup, serving, and cleanup.

As chairman of this event I would like to thank Fr Wimal, all the volunteers, the St Marys community, Pepsi Co., Kelly Box Co., Aunt Millies, 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.   

Many thanks to all.


            Patrick Mc Bride, chairman