Thanksgiving Dinner with San Diego Rescue Mission

Saturday, November 21, 2009


Thanksgiving Meal

San Diego Rescue Mission To Feed Over One Thousand Homeless

 53rd  Annual Congregate Thanksgiving Meal

Saturday, November 21st 

8-11am Outreach & 12pm- 6pm Dinner

120 Elm Street, San Diego 92101

WHAT:             Over 1,600 of San Diegos homeless men, women and children will gather at the San Diego Rescue Mission for a congregate Thanksgiving meal. Nearly 250 volunteers (many from The Rock Church) lead be Danny Deddeh, Director of the Bread of Life Outreach, will outreach to & serve these individuals hot turkey dinners and personal necessities like t-shirts, socks, towels, shampoo, soap and lotion.  These individuals and families living on the streets will also be given information on the Rescue Mission's life-changing programs.

                            The San Diego Rescue Missions Annual Congregate Thanksgiving Meal served an estimated 1,600 hot turkey diners to San Diegos homeless last year. This year, the Rescue Mission expects to serve more meals than last year.

WHO:               The San Diego Rescue Mission is one of the largest comprehensive rehabilitation centers for the homeless in California.  Focusing on long-term treatment, the Rescue Mission houses hundreds of men, women, and children and provides shelter, food, counseling, treatment, and work therapy.  The Rescue Mission serves over 3,000 individuals and prepares over half a million meals annually. Additionally, The Rescue Missions Partners for Hunger Relief program collects and re-distributes millions of pounds of surplus food every year throughout San Diego County that would otherwise be thrown away. The San Diego Rescue Mission is the only major homeless shelter in San Diego that does not receive government funding for its long term rehabilitation programs, and is nationally recognized for its successful programs.  For more information or to make a donation, visit

WHEN:             Saturday, November 21st  2pm 5pm (gates open for guests)

Register Online: 8-11am (Outreach) 12-4pm (Prep/Serve) 3-6pm (Serve/Clean Up)            

Contact Danny Deddeh to reserve your spot today 619-339-0646 or [email protected]

WHERE:  San Diego Rescue Mission

               120 Elm Street

               San Diego, CA 92101

VISUALS:      -250 volunteers feeding 1,600 homeless men, women and children

-Thanksgiving celebration for those in need

-Herb Johnson, Rescue Mission President & CEO, will be available for interviews

Saturday · November 21, 2009
8 AM - 6 PM

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