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GLIDE Holds Annual Thanksgiving Meal Celebration in San Francisco’s Tenderloin for Those in Need


SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — GLIDE’s annual Thanksgiving celebration will help those who can’t put food on the table this holiday.

The pretty tablecloths, centerpieces and decorations are in place and they are soon getting ready for their Thanksgiving Day celebrations.

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They have hosted a free breakfast at 7 a.m. and will host their Thanksgiving dinner at 11 a.m.

ABC7 caught up with the GLIDE crew on Wednesday as they wrapped pies, cut bread, and prepped the turkey and all the trimmings.

They expect to serve over 2,000 meals in the heart of San Francisco’s Tenderloin District.

GLIDE’s Director of Finance and Operations tells ABC7 News they go the extra mile to make the day special for those they serve.

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“I think a lot of people struggle on the holidays…but for the people we serve, I mean they face the challenges of extreme poverty, homelessness, mental health and drug use disorders…the economy, we have people coming to us now that maybe we haven’t seen in the past because of what’s going on with the economy, with inflation, you know…the different changes there,” Jean Cooper said.

Volunteers help make it all happen. They serve Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Everyone is welcome – it’s on the 300 block of Ellis Street.

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