St. Vincent De Paul serving Thanksgiving meals for thousands in need

PHOENIX - There are many people in the Valley who cannot afford a Thanksgiving meal, but thanks to generosity from one Valley charity and hundreds of volunteers they're getting a warm meal.

In al St. Vincent De Paul  expects to serve around 4,000 meals to those in need on this Thanksgiving.

Around 400 volunteers spent the morning preparing turkey and all the trimmings.

For some it was their first time volunteering, for others it is a holiday tradition.

Mary Chou-Thompson with St. Vincent De Paul said they get so many people who want to help on Thanksgiving they often have to turn some away.

If you want to help next year, be sure to contact St. Vincent De Paul on November 1st, 2013.

But she said that doesn't mean they don't need the help other days of the week.

Chou-Thompson said they feed families all year long thanks to the help of volunteers.

They also accept monetary donations .

The following two St. Vincent De Paul locations are serving dinner.

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.                 Family Thanksgiving Meal Service

                                      420 W. Watkins Road, Phoenix


5 p.m. - 6 p.m.                 Sunnyslope Dining Room Thanksgiving Meal Service

                                      9227 N. 10th Avenue, Phoenix

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