Volunteers prepare to feed more than 40,000 over three-day Thanksgiving event

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — People at The Annual Mozel Sanders Foundation’s “Feed The Hungry” campaign are getting food ready for more than 40,000 people on Thanksgiving.

Prep began Wednesday at the Butler University kitchen in Indianapolis.

Unfortunately not everyone can afford a Thanksgiving meal, so people volunteering for the Mozel Sanders Foundation are already hard at work prepping the day to serve  others.

Volunteers prepare to feed thousands on Thanksgiving. (WISH Photo/Marcus Collins)
Volunteers prepare to feed thousands on Thanksgiving. (WISH Photo/Marcus Collins)

Officials for the foundation say they still needed about $5,000 worth of donations at the start of the day to reach their goal.

It’s something that’s been going on for almost 45 years. Mozel Sanders Foundation’s Thanksgiving dinner program began in 1974 as a way to give families a “hand up” – to provide a nutritious meal and bring families hope during the holidays. It started with just a handful of volunteers who served 20 meals to the hungry in Indianapolis.

On Thursday, they expect to be able to feed thousands with the help of thousands of volunteers over a three day period.

Volunteers prepare to feed thousands on Thanksgiving. (WISH Photo/Marcus Collins)
Volunteers prepare to feed thousands on Thanksgiving. (WISH Photo/Marcus Collins)

This three-day event includes the day before Thanksgiving for preparation, Thanksgiving Day, and the day after Thanksgiving for cleanup.

To donate, click here.  The meal line opened to callers at 6 a.m. that number is (317) 939-3636.

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