Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities to hold food drive-thru for Thanksgiving

Joe Mazan
Updated: November 09, 2020 08:45 PM
Created: November 04, 2020 04:47 PM

The pandemic is changing the way some give back this Thanksgiving. 

Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities will hold a drive-thru to give away bags of groceries for those in need.

Because of the pandemic, the mission isn't asking for donations of food, but rather money.

The change was made to have fewer hands touching food people will receive.

"We're buying in bulk with the money that's been donated and then we have volunteers coming in with masks and gloves on and they are packing all the food for people," Emily Schneidermann with Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities said. 

Registration is open until Nov. 14 for the Thanksgiving groceries distributed at the Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities' Men's Campus. The groceries will provide food for a family of five.

Families can register online at ugmtc.org/tgbags or by calling 651-222-4949. Pickup times will be given with each registration. Individuals need to show a photo ID when the groceries are picked up. To follow COVID-19 guidelines, individuals need to stay in their cars and groceries will be delivered to each vehicle. 

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