Siloam Mission lends a helping hand to Winnipeg community

Siloam Mission prepares for up to 1200 visitors on Thanksgiving Monday. Global News

WINNIPEG — It’s the season of thanks and the Siloam Mission closed off the Thanksgiving weekend with generosity.

Hundreds of volunteers gathered Monday to create a meal fit for at least 1,200 people.

It’s a chance for Winnipeg’s homeless to come together and share a meal, meet old and new friends, and give thanks.

Organizers said they host the event each year because they want to create the family component as well for so many guests that either don’t have a family or have been estranged from theirs.

“So, it’s a difficult time of year. So, we really want to create that family atmosphere at 300 Princess Street,” said Siloam Mission’s Al Foster.

He said Siloam Mission is where the extended family happens for his guests.

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