All welcome at Loaves and Fishes’ Thanksgiving feast on Nov. 17

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Photo courtesy St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church
Loaves and Fishes and St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church will once again team up to provide a Thanksgiving meal, this year set for Nov. 17. All community members are invited to pick up a full and free Thanksgiving meal. 

By Anthony Aldwell | Saint Patrick’s Episcopal Church

Loaves and Fishes and St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church will once again welcome all community members to enjoy a full and free Thanksgiving meal. 

This holiday menu will feature the traditional offerings of roast turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce and pies. 

This year, the meal will only be provided to go, and recipients are asked to drive or walk up to the front of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall at 445 Lewis St. to pick up their meals on the Thursday before Thanksgiving, Nov. 17, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. 

Loaves and Fishes, a nonprofit organization which serves a free hot meal every Thursday on Lewis Street, is supported by a wide variety of Pagosa Springs’ organizations. Loaves and Fishes provides the meat, bread and dessert, while the organizations take turns providing the remainder of the menu. A professional cook oversees the food preparation, largely accomplished by volunteers from these respective organizations. 

The people of St. Patrick’s love to work together to prepare and share the annual community Thanksgiving meal. 

“It is a joy to share our gratitude with our neighbors,” noted St. Patrick’s rector, Wren Blessing. 

Recognizing this is its 17th annual Thanksgiving feast, Ken Young, Loaves and Fishes Board President observed: “Our community demonstrates kindness and generosity every week by sponsoring the meals, bringing joy to so many. None of this could happen without their wonderful support.” 

For more information about how to become involved in Loaves and Fishes, go to its website, www.loavesandfishespagosa.org, or contact the organization at loavesandfishespagosa@centurytel.net.