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Bridgeport Rescue Mission Prepares To Provide Thanksgiving Meals

Bridgeport Rescue Mission is preparing for its annual Great Thanksgiving Project. Photo Credit: Submitted
Terry Wilcox, right, of the Bridgeport Rescue Mission with a New Life Program graduate. Photo Credit: Rob Sullivan

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Bridgeport Rescue Mission is preparing for its annual Great Thanksgiving Project: to provide 3,000 Thanksgiving dinners (including a frozen turkey and a bag of sides) to struggling families, and to serve thousands of Thanksgiving dinners to Mission residents and guests.

They will also distribute winter coats and other cold-weather clothing for men, women, and children.

Bridgeport Rescue Mission is asking for donations of food and warm clothing. The food items they most need are 12- to 15-pound frozen turkeys, boxes of stuffing, canned green beans, peas and corn.

Financial donations are also helpful. It takes only $2.50 for them to provide a meal to one person.

Bridgeport Rescue Mission asks that food donations be made by Monday. Donors can drop off items at the Mission’s Donation Center, 1069 Connecticut Ave., unit 2B.

The Great Thanksgiving Project distribution will take place Nov. 18 – 23 at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

In addition, they will distribute food and clothing at Grace Baptist Church in South Norwalk on Nov. 19 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Nov. 20 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., and Nov. 21 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information on the Great Thanksgiving Project or the Mission’s programs and services, contact Donna Romano, events manager, at or visit the Bridgeport Rescue Mission’s website.

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