Thanksgiving is a time for everyone to gather with family, enjoy good food and give thanks, but for many, there seems little to be thankful for. Bad decisions, tragedy or a lifetime of abuse have left them without a home or family. At the Rome Rescue Mission, we give hope to the hopeless, a safe shelter, a hot meal and people to share it, truly a reason to be thankful. For just two dollars you can give someone a place to call home, share a traditional Thanksgiving meal with those who care. We believe that no one should be without on Thanksgiving. Jesus said “Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me”. Last year over 3,000 meals were served during the Thanksgiving season.
The Rome Rescue Mission is in need of 500 Turkeys plus all of the fixings for this year’s Great Thanksgiving Basket & Banquet. Food items needed include 500 Turkeys, stuffing, cranberry sauce, white potatoes, sweet potatoes, dinner rolls, vegetables, corn, green beans, coffee, hot cocoa, creamer, sugar, milk, juice, eggs, bacon, sausage, fruit, everything for tossed salad, mayonnaise, salt, pepper, pies/desserts, snacks: dips, chips, cheese, crackers, nuts, candy, to go containers, gallon size freezer zip lock bags. Monetary donations are also accepted, checks can be mailed to PO box 337, Rome NY 13440.
Donations are being accepted 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Friday at the Mission Distribution Center located at 280 East Dominick Street & Monday – Friday at 413 East Dominick Street 9AM – 6PM.
The Rome Rescue Mission Thanksgiving Food Basket sign is scheduled for Monday October 24th-Friday October 28th from 10am to 5pm, at 413 East Dominick Street, Rome. Photo ID is required, and the limit is one basket per family. The Thanksgiving Basket includes everything a family needs for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Items may include a Frozen turkey, potatoes, vegetables and rolls, All the fixings necessary to bring a family together for a complete meal. Also included is recipes on how to cook a traditional meal. Baskets will be available for pick up on Tuesday November 22nd from 9am-4pm at 280 E Dominick Street, Rome.
Last year, the Rome Rescue Mission fed more than 350 people at its Thanksgiving community meal and distributed more than 400 meals to the poor and homeless through the community. With your donation, thousands of people enjoy a full Thanksgiving meal, complete with the trimmings, of course.
At Thanksgiving, we give thanks for another, plentiful year by sharing an abundant dinner with family and friends. For the impoverished, Thanksgiving can be a lonely time of year. “Our services are critical to help these struggling families. We provide a warm, traditional meal to our neighbors in need this and every year,” said Matt Miller, Executive Director of the Rome Rescue Mission. “Our goal is for no one to go hungry on Thanksgiving.”
Rome Rescue Mission is a Christian organization committed to assisting the least, the last and the lost. We provide a means of hope by giving shelter to the homeless, feeding the poor, inspiring life-long learning and encouraging a personal relationship with God to all individuals and families we serve. Many come to our doors seeking a warm meal, a loving environment and hope for a brighter future. The Rome Rescue Mission serves 200 meals per day, has an 18 bed shelter for Women & Children.
We provide a means of hope by giving shelter to the homeless, feeding the poor, inspiring life-long learning and encouraging a personal relationship with God to all individuals and families we serve. Monetary donations are always being accepted, checks can be mailed to PO box 337, Rome NY 13440. The Rome Rescue Mission, a hand up, not a hand out.