Good Hope, Zion to again deliver free Thanksgiving meals

From staff reports

Good Hope and Zion Lutheran churches in Oil City will again deliver Thanksgiving meals to the elderly, shut-ins and homebound members of the community on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 24.

There is no charge for the food or delivery of the meals.

This outreach ministry started in 2002, when the two churches partnered to provide a monthly free community meal for residents who live on the east side of Oil City.

On Thanksgiving Day of that year, the churches delivered 114 free Thanksgiving meals to elderly and shut-in Oil City residents.

Last year, Good Hope and Zion volunteers prepared and delivered more than 300 Thanksgiving meals to homebound residents in Oil City, Cranberry, Seneca, Rouseville and Franklin.

The cost of the food is funded by local grants and by support from community groups and individual community members.

Anyone who is interested in supporting the outreach ministry can call community ministries director Joyce Frenz at (724) 699-0861.

People who want to order a meal for themselves or others in need may call Good Hope at (814) 676-9122 between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.


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