Cleveland church feeds thousands on Thanksgiving

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CLEVELAND-– Every Thanksgiving, St. Augustine’s in Cleveland opens its doors to those in need, providing a warm and delicious meal some might not otherwise have.

“We are very busy today, but it’s wonderful and I’m just hoping that everybody who wanted a Thanksgiving dinner today, gets a Thanksgiving dinner,” Sister Corita Ambro said.

She’s behind the massive holiday feast. She said they expect to serve somewhere between 17,000 and 20,000 people.

Many wanted to volunteer to help with that, including Jack Germany. He said Sister Corita has done so much for him, so he felt like he had to give back.

“I used to be homeless about three years ago. And I’ve known Sister Corita for a long time and she’s about to turn 81. She says she’s going to retire, but I don’t think she’ll retire,” Germany said.

So what’s on the menu? All the classics, of course. They had turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and plenty of options for dessert.

“I just finished. It was delicious and the breakfast was delicious too,” Michael Harris said.

He said he goes to St. Augustine’s every day of the week to eat, and appreciates all that they do.

“They help me a whole lot by opening and being here for us. So it’s a blessing to have them here,” he said.

If you’d like to volunteer at the hunger center or simply make a donation, click here.

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