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Jesus House is among Oklahoma City groups that feed needy on Thanksgiving

Many Oklahoma City area organizations and churches are making efforts to provide Thanksgiving dinners to the needy this year.
BY MICHAEL KIMBALL mkimball@opubco.com Modified: November 20, 2012 at 5:01 pm •  Published: November 20, 2012

Seeing the lines Monday confirmed that for him.

Donations for the Jesus House dinners, like many others in the metro, come from local sources.

“It comes from the community, and really that's what we're all about. That's how we're funded here,” Denny said. “It's about support and getting people to help us get behind people in the community.”

Jesus House has a similar effort planned for Dec. 24, when dinners with hams instead of turkeys will be handed out.

Interested donors can call 232-7164 or go to jesushouseokc.org.

Denny said it's easy to see what kind of effect the donations have when thankful smiles cross the faces of those who head home with a holiday meal for their family.

“This is definitely the most stressful time of year for us, but the reward at the end of the day for us is so great,” he said.


AT A GLANCE

Get meal supplies

Jesus House, 1335 W Sheridan Ave., 8 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, until supplies run out.

City Care, 2400 General Pershing Blvd., 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Impact Hunger Food Resource Center, 831 California Ave., 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

Dinners served

Estes Park Church of Christ, 440 NW 89, noon to 4 p.m. Thursday.

Britton Road Church of Christ, 2520 W Britton Road, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

Coca-Cola Bricktown Event Center, 425 E California Ave., 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

University of Central Oklahoma (Nigh University Center), 100 N University Drive, Edmond, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday.

Norman High School, 911 W Main St., Norman, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday.

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