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List: Where to get free meals this Thanksgiving

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) – Thanksgiving is a time where people like to gather around the table to enjoy good food and good company. This special holiday is one that should include everyone, which is why several churches, shelters, and businesses are opening up their doors to people who otherwise might not be able to enjoy this special holiday. Volunteers will be serving up free meals at more than a dozen places throughout West Michigan this year to ensure that the whole community has a happy Thanksgiving.

You can find a list of locations below.  All events are on Thanksgiving day, Thursday November 24, 2016 unless specified.

BARRY COUNTY

1 p.m. – 3 p.m. at Hastings First United Methodist Church – 209 West Green Street, Hastings | Reservations encouraged; call Margret at 269.945.9574 or via email @ wmhear@sbcglobal.net

CALHOUN COUNTY

11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Broadway Grille – 107 W. Michigan Ave., Marshall | Free, but donations to Marshall Area Community Services encouraged; for more information, call (269) 781-9200

IONIA COUNTY

1 p.m. – 3 p.m. at American Legion Post 175, 69 North Bridge Street, Saranac

KALAMAZOO COUNTY

Wednesday, November 23 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.at  Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kalamazoo-  915 Lake Street, Kalamazoo | For more information, call 269-349-4485

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at  North Park Reformed Church, 1316 Barney Road,  Kalamazoo |More information on Facebook

11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Schoolcraft United Methodist Church –  342 N. Grand Street (131) , Schoolcraft

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  at Theo and Stacy’s restaurant, 234 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo |More information on Facebook

12 p.m. – 2 p.m. at New Apostolic Church, 3600 West Milham Ave., Portage | More information on Facebook

12 p.m.  at Kalamazoo Gospel Mission, 448 North Burdick Street, Kalamazoo

KENT COUNTY

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Mel Trotter Ministries’ Great Thanksgiving Banquet – DeVos Place 303 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids | More information on Mel Trotter’s website

Wednesday, November 23 from 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. and again at the same time Thanksgiving Day at Degage Ministries, 144 Division Ave. South, Grand Rapids | For the homeless; more information on Degage Ministries’ website

MONTCALM COUNTY

2 p.m. Greenville Eagles – 11690 Southwest Greenville Road, Greenville | For more information, call (616) 794-2987

OTTAWA COUNTY

Wednesday, November 23 at 5:30 p.m. Holland Rescue Mission’s Great Thanksgiving Banquet – DeVos Fieldhouse at Hope College, Holland |  More information on Holland Rescue Mission’s website

12 p.m. – 3 p.m. at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church’s Activity Center, 406 East Savidge Street, Spring Lake | For more information, call (616) 842-1702

VAN BUREN COUNTY

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.  at Journey Family Church’s SALT Ministry – Gobles High School, 409 N. State Street, Gobles | More Information on Journey Family Church’s website

12 p.m. – 3 p.m.  Paw Paw Community Thanksgiving Dinner – Freshwater Community Church, 600 E. Michigan Ave., Paw Paw | More information on Facebook

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