Union Gospel Mission is starting to cook turkeys now and could use a few more turkeys in order to be prepared to serve over 800 meals on Thanksgiving Day. Another need for the event is coffee.
"We could use a few more turkeys and we always need coffee," said Lori Quinney, food service coordinator at Union Gospel Mission.
Union Gospel Mission's Thanksgiving Day event takes place on Thursday, November 23 from 10:00 a.m. -- 1:00 p.m. at Union Gospel Mission at 15 NW Third Avenue. This year's event will take place inside the Mission, rather than a large tent outside as the event has been in previous years.
In addition to turkey, the menu includes 350 lbs. each of mashed potatoes, stuffing and fresh candied yams, 75 gallons of turkey gravy, 72 lbs. of cranberry sauce, 240 pumpkin pies with whipped cream, 1200 dinner rolls with butter and 100 gallons of coffee.
Turkeys and coffee can be dropped off at 3 NW Third Avenue in Portland. Union Gospel Mission is also seeking financial support for Thanksgiving events. Donations can be made online at www.ugmportland.org or mailed to 3 NW Third Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97209.