Shelter prepares to feed more than 700 in Baton Rouge for Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 7:00am

St. Vincent De Paul homeless shelter is helping to feed the needy for Thanksgiving. More than 100 volunteers will help make more than 700 meals for turkey day.

The shelter says with the tough economy the need is greater than it has ever been. Even with tough times, they will do everything they can to make Thanksgiving a special day for all of the people they're serving.

"There are many homeless and mentally ill individuals in our community that feel comfortable here,” Michael Acalso, St. Vincent De Paul, said. “This is their home and so they're comfortable here. We'll be there with open arms with a philosophy of giving love and care and making a difference in their lives by providing a hot nutritious typical traditional Thanksgiving feast.”

St. Vincent De Paul will start serving thanksgiving meals around 11:30 on Thursday, Nov. 22. 

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