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Washtenaw County needy offered free Thanksgiving meals

Meals being served to the needy
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Meals being served to the needy

Thanksgiving meals are being offered Thursday across Washtenaw County for those who are alone or in need of a warm meal. And the latest data shows the numbers in need may be growing this year.

Among those offering Thanksgiving Day free meals without registration are the Original Cottage Innon William Street in Ann Arbor from 10am-2pm, the Hope Clinic on Harriet Street in Ypsilanti, which will be offering to-go meals from 5-6pm, and the Delonis Center will be offering free sit-down meals starting at 12:30 at both the Ypsilanti Freighthouse and in Ann Arbor at theZion Lutheran Day Shelter site.

Dan Kelly, executive director of the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County, says with shelter services already up 30% this cold season, the need for a holiday meal will likely increase as well. But they look forward to helping all.

"Yup. Give thanks to one another, and show gratitude for everybody. Definitely."

Wishing all a Happy Thanksgiving!

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Cathy Shafran was WEMU's afternoon news anchor and local host during WEMU's broadcast of NPR's All Things Considered.
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