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Food distribution planned as Thanksgiving moves closer

Food distribution continues in Dunkirk, with extra food to be given out this week in preparation for Thanksgiving.

Thanks to The Outpour Project and Erika Lopez, the organization is once again teaming up with the community and volunteers to distribute two trailers of food this Saturday. Over 2,000 boxes of food will be given to community members in need, with each family receiving four boxes in preparation for Thanksgiving and for everybody to share through the neighborhood. If more boxes are needed or wanted for churches or other organizations, be sure to contact Lopez at outpourproject@gmail.com before Saturday.

The distribution will be at the usual spot, 61 East 4th Street in Dunkirk, at the Outpour Project building. This will be a drive-thru setup, but walkers are always welcome as well. The line opens at 10 a.m. and will continue until the food runs out.

“Watching our community come together to help their neighbors has been one of the most amazing Thanksgiving blessings we have ever received,” Lopez said. “I know we hear of all the bad things going on, but I wish people would take a moment to listen to the stories of how amazing the people in our community are, they just want to bless those that are in need.”

Also on Sunday, Nov. 22, The Outpour Project will be giving out cooked Thanksgiving meals to those in need, in the same drive-thru style, starting at 11 a.m. The menu includes turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and corn. They will all be distributed in sealed containers and can sit in the fridge until Thanksgiving.

The food distribution will continue through every Saturday in November and may continue into December as well. Volunteers are still needed as these functions only continue to grow.

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