Ottawa, ON – On Thanksgiving Monday, October 10th, The Ottawa Mission will hold its annual Thanksgiving Dinner for those who are homeless, hungry or alone.
The special holiday meal event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Last year, just over 3,000 meals were served during the 5 1/2 hour event.
Many special community servers, including some from Ottawa City Hall, Queens Park and the media, will be dropping by to volunteer during the day. They will join forces with about 120 other Ottawa Mission volunteers that spend time helping to serve the turkey dinner over the course of the afternoon.

This is the list of what is being prepared this week for the annual Thanksgiving Dinner at The Ottawa Mission:

2500 lbs Oven Roast Turkey
15 Pans Savory Stuffing
300 lbs Baked Ham
450 lbs Mashed Potatoes
400 lbs Glazed Baby Carrots
400 lbs Green Beans Almandine
350 Apple Pies
250 dozen Dinner Rolls
50 gallons Giblet Gravy

As always, generous donations of food and money make this event possible and The Ottawa Mission extends its heartfelt thanks to those who make it possible.

About The Ottawa Mission

Since 1906, The Ottawa Mission has been serving the homeless, the hungry and the lost by providing food, clothing, shelter and hope. In 20154, The Ottawa Mission sheltered an average of 231 men every night and served an average of 1,300 meals every day. The Ottawa Mission now houses a Hospice, Addiction Treatment programs and a Medical/Dental Clinic for the homeless.

Shirley Roy
Media Relations Manager
613-234-1144 ext.305