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Annual Turkey Day

November 2019

Catholic Charities of Omaha is gearing up for its Annual Turkey Day scheduled to take place on Monday, November 25, 2019, from 9:00 am – Noon at the Juan Diego Center, located at 5211 South 31st Street. The organization will distribute 150 Thanksgiving meal kits and turkeys so that families in need won’t go hungry during the holiday.

Catholic Charities has been offering this event for more than 15 years as an extension of our ongoing Emergency and Supportive Food Services Program. Each Meal Kit will include a turkey, vegetables, fruit, rolls, and dessert as well as coloring books and crayons for children.

Through the support of multiple partnerships, Catholic Charities is able to offer this event. Donations and support were received from St. Charles Borromeo Knights of Columbus, St. Columbkille Parish, Holy Family Parish, and St. Stephen the Martyr Parish. Additional supporters include Hy-Vee and Rotella’s Bakery.

Students and staff from College of Saint Mary and the St. John Paul II Newman Center at UNO volunteered to sort and assemble the meal kits. Members of the Coast Guard will volunteer the day of to assist with meal kit distribution.

“This is an event we look forward to every year!” said Director of Emergency and Supportive Food Services, Mikaela Schuele. “We couldn’t do this alone. The amount of support we receive from local businesses and churches is unbelievable. We are forever grateful and beyond blessed that we are able to carry out our
mission with events like Turkey Day.”

About Catholic Charities: Catholic Charities ministers to the greatest and most fundamental needs of our community, offering a variety of programs and services that help over 80,000 people every year in 23 counties in Nebraska. Through our Emergency and Supportive Food Services, Catholic Charities provides over 200,000 pounds of food to more than 55,000 people every year. We accomplish this with our two food pantries located in north and south Omaha, a mobile food pantry, and an outreach pantry serving the Omaha Indian Reservation in Walthill. THAT’S THE POWER OF COMMUNITY!

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