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City Rescue Mission Preps For Record Numbers on Thanksgiving

With Jacksonville unemployment hovering around 10 percent, City Rescue Mission is anticipating a record turnout for their annual free Thanksgiving dinner.  The New Life Inn on State Street in  downtown Jacksonville is preparing to feed upwards of 500 men, women and children on Thursday. Volunteers will be prepping more than 80 turkeys and other traditional Thanksgiving dishes on Wednesday from 1-3 p.m.

City Rescue Mission will have meals available on Thanksgiving Day at the New Life Inn on State Street for anyone in need. The traditional Thanksgiving dinner will be served from noon to 2 p.m. and bagged lunches will be handed out from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

City Rescue Mission is the largest nondenominational faith-based homeless shelter in Jacksonville, Fla. In the past year, the shelter has seen a 30 percent increase in request for services because of  the state of the economy. City Rescue Mission anticipates feeding more than 1,000 people on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

City Rescue Mission Thanksgiving Dinner

Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010

12-2 p.m.

City Rescue Mission

New Life Inn  

234 W. State Street

Jacksonville, FL 32202

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