Outreach moves annual Thanksgiving dinner to feed more people

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JACKSONVILL, N.C. (WITN) - Preparations have begun for Onslow Community Outreach's Thanksgiving.

The non-profit has moved their annual Thanksgiving meal from their soup kitchen location to their services center on 1210 Hargett street in Jacksonville.

They say the move to the bigger location will allow them to feed more people than ever.

The Onslow Community Outreach director, Theo McClammy, says, "We receive approximately 100 requests from persons who want to help with the Thanksgiving meal, so one the new facility provides us more space to help more people, and also to accomodate more volunteers."

The outreach says using the larger space will allow them to serve 200 meals on Thanksgiving Day. They will also have two mobile food trucks to deliver 600 meals.

They've already started to prepare some turkeys and say they could use more turkey donations and other traditional holiday foods.

To donate food, you can drop it off at their soup kitchen at 600 Court Street in Jacksonville.