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St. Augustine Hunger Center is looking for donations to serve 20,000 meals on Thanksgiving across NEO

Posted at 3:14 PM, Nov 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-22 15:14:54-05

CLEVELAND — St. Augustine’s Center and Parish, located in Cleveland's Tremont neighborhood, is looking for community donations to feed 20,000 people across Northeast Ohio on Thanksgiving.

The center is in need of food donations, financial contributions and volunteers in order to meet the need at the Tremont location and 33 additional homeless shelters, hunger centers and churches across Northeast Ohio.

Twenty-nine other hunger centers and nonprofit organizations in Cuyahoga, Lorain, Lake, Summit and Geauga counties have requested meal deliveries to make sure homeless and homebound people will have a dinner.

St. Augustine’s is looking for volunteers to pack, serve and deliver the 20,000 meals. The center is also asking for food donations and money to provide for the less fortunate.

In addition to the Thanksgiving meal, a hot breakfast will be served at Merrick House, 1050 Starkweather Avenue, between 8-9 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning.

The St. Augustine Hunger Center, 2486 West 14th Street, will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to serve a Thanksgiving meal.

There will be meals also delivered to and served at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Colman, 2027 West 65th Street and St. Andrew Kim, 2310 West 14th Street.

Father Joseph McNulty, pastor of St. Augustine Parish, said anyone who knows of a location, person or family in need of a meal, may request one by calling St. Augustine at 216-781-5530.

“Monetary donations are appreciated,” Father McNulty said. Donations may be delivered or mailed to St. Augustine Church, 2486 W. 14th St., Cleveland, Ohio 44113.