Midland’s Open Door in motion

Hosts two neighborhood Thanksgiving meals

Pete Brown is pictured at an Open Door Thanksgiving meal. (Photograph supplied/Midland’s Open Door)

Courtesy of Open Door

In the course of the week of Thanksgiving, Midland’s Open Door supplied two particular vacation meals to the neighborhood by way of the soup kitchen to have a good time the season of gratitude.

On Wednesday, Nov. 24, the Open Door served a roasted turkey dinner throughout the soup kitchen lunch hours. On Thursday evening, the soup kitchen served their spin on a neighborhood vacation custom: a connoisseur Italian-style feast. Native enterprise O’Macaron donated individually packaged macaroons as a particular deal with for every visitor to take dwelling.

Between the 2 alternatives, the Open Door served almost 250 meals. In the course of the holidays, which is usually a time of intensified loneliness, Open Door supplies not solely sizzling meals, however a chance for neighborhood and dialog for individuals who really feel alone.

“It was good for the Open Door neighborhood to have the ability to collect collectively and share a vacation meal once more,” said Renee Pettinger, govt director for Midland’s Open Door.

Final Thanksgiving the ministry served solely grab-and-go meals from their entrance porch because of the pandemic.

“We’re so grateful to those that sponsored the meals and for individuals who volunteered to serve. We couldn’t do that with out the assist from the better Midland neighborhood,” famous Pettinger.