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Posted on Mon, Nov 5, 2012 : 5:56 a.m.

Hosting a free Thanksgiving dinner? Tell us about it

By Julie Baker


Volunteers serve up food last November during the 17th annual Behavior Workshop Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner at Perry School in Ypsilanti.

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Some Washtenaw County residents might go hungry this Thanksgiving season if it weren't for the efforts of some businesses, organizations and individuals. For some, the community meals also provide a chance to give thanks with friends and neighbors. is looking to highlight those who are providing food for the hungry this holiday. If you or your group are holding a free Thanksgiving meal this year, let us know.

We'll be compiling a list of the free Thanksgiving meals offered for those in need throughout Washtenaw County and featuring it on

Send the details of your event — including time, date, place, menu, any transportation provided, etc. — to

Julie Baker can be reached at or at 734-623-2576. Follow her on Twitter @juliebakera2.



Tue, Nov 6, 2012 : 1:04 a.m.

Holy Trinity Student Chapel in Ypsilanti will be continuing its 35+ year tradition of hosting a free meal on Thanksgiving day at the chapel, 511 W Forrest.

Deb Clark

Mon, Nov 5, 2012 : 4:01 p.m.

I love reading articles on the community helping those less in need.


Mon, Nov 5, 2012 : 7:22 p.m.

Deb, so do I. restores my faith in my fellow man, usually when it's at a low ebb.


Mon, Nov 5, 2012 : 2:13 p.m.

Hi Julie, in the follow up article that lists free Thanksgiving dinners, would it be possible to also include info. if the organization is recruiting volunteers to help with their event and contact info for pontential volunteers? Thanks!

Julie Baker

Mon, Nov 5, 2012 : 4:26 p.m.

Great idea, I'll be sure to include that information.